Thursday, June 21, 2012

Peach Cobbler for One Please

One of our favorite things to eat is peach cobbler and we want to share a classic recipe that will be yours, and yours alone.

You will need:

3 3/4 Cup unbleached all-purpose flour. 
4 Teaspoon baking powder.
1 1/2 Teaspoon salt.
1 Cup white granulated sugar.
3/4 Cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter (chop the butter into small cubes  or slices.
2 Cups of really cold heavy cream, and a little extra for brushing.
9 medium sized peaches - peeled and sliced.
1 Tablespoon plus 1 Teaspoon corn starch.
1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

Next, here are the steps:

Step 1:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2:
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 cup sugar.

Step 3:
Put your butter slices into the butter into flour mixture.

Step 4:
Using a fork, stir in cream until dough just comes together.

Step 5:
On a floured work surface, roll out dough to a 3/4 cinch thickness with a floured rolling pin. With a biscuit cutter, cut out 8 to 12 rounds of dough.

Step 6:
In a bowl, mix peaches, 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla.

Step 7:
Divide mixture among four 1- to 1 1/2 cup ramekins; top each with 2 dough pieces. Brush the tops with cream.

Step 8:
Bake cobblers on a baking sheet until the tops are golden brown (like in the above photo) and you see the bubbling, 40 to 45 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let cool 15 minutes. 

Serve warm or at room temperature with a giant scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.