I have always wished that I lived in a place where you could get really good fresh peaches . . . grown locally . . . and sweetly delicious. To be able to walk out your door and pick a fresh peach sounds like a dream. It's just never been my reality, and the peach is one of my favourite fruits. I have always just had to do with tinned peaches or peaches which have been shipped in from much warmer climes. I happen to love tinned peaches. A favourite dessert when I was growing up was a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with some tinned peaches. I still love it.
This well may be one of the ugliest desserts you have ever seen, but don't be fooled by it's blah appearance. This is heavenly bliss . . . a buttery sweet peach cobbler which you can either use tinned peaches in (if you are like me, or if you are lucky enough to have good fresh peaches, you can use the fresh ones.
It's gorgeous served warm from the oven . . . with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream melting down into that buttery cake and fruit . . .
You would be right in thinking that doesn't look like vanilla ice cream. It's raspberry ripple . . . that's all I had, but it was still delicious! Think Peach Melba . . .
The cake is lightly spiced with warm baking spices . . . cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom . . . all which enhance the flavour of the peaches . . .
Ugly or not, this is a keeper. Your family is guaranteed to love this.
*Easy Peach Cobbler*Serves 6
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp vanilla225ml of milk (1 cup)
Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.
Drain your peaches really well and then dump them into a 9 inch square pan. Melt the butter and pour over top. Measure the flour, sugar, baking powder and spices into a bowl. Whisk together the milk and vanilla and then whisk this into the dry ingredients to make a smooth batter. Pour this over top of the peaches and butter.