Here in Texas, peach cobbler is a staple dessert. It’s a great representation of Texas, too. Fresh, juicy and sweet peaches, baked under a warm cinnamon and sugar breading. That, friends, is a real peach cobbler! This recipe is my own, and you might find that you want to alter it to your own preferred tastes. Try it my way, and tweak the recipe from there!
5-8 fresh peaches
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6-7 tablespoons unsalted butter (chilled, cut into dime-sized pieces)
1/4 cup boiling water
5 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 425.
Skin and slice or dice peaches into a bowl. Top the peaches with all of the ingredients for the peach filling. Softly fold in the ingredients and cover the peaches. You should have a syrup form after mixing them together. Place in a lightly greased 9×9 pan (for thicker cobbler) or 9×13 pan. You could also use a baking dish. Put in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the peach mixture begins to bubble.
For the breading, put all of the ingredients into a large bowl, except the water. You’ll need to mix this up with your hands. Squish the butter into the dry ingredients, and coat it well so you have an even, crumbly mixture. Once that’s done, pour in the boiling water and mix lightly.
Take small pieces of the breading dough and scatter it across the peach mixture. You don’t have to cover the entire peach mixture. Make your “clumps” different sizes, to add more texture and crunch to your topping.
Mix the cinnamon and sugar, and liberally sprinkle it on top of the breading peach cobbler.
Place it in the oven for about 30-45 minutes (depending on your oven). You want a golden brown crust, with the peach mixture below bubbling up. If you can touch the breading and it feels solid (no give), it’s done!
Serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped topping, and enjoy your homemade peach cobbler!!