Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Southern Comfort

What is your favorite dessert? Easy.

Cobbler. I love it. Actually, I love most fruit-based desserts. Pies, crisps, tarts. They are sweet with just a little bite. Crispy and cake-like at the same time. Perfection. I made a peach cobbler this weekend. It was a new recipe and I can't really say where I got it. Something tells me it is from my chef-crush Ellie's site. But don't hold me to it. It received rave reviews from all that partook.

I know that peach cobbler isn't strictly southern, but to me it is steeped in down home hospitality. I remember my mom making huge pans for family reunions and church pot lucks. So to me a cobbler is "southern comfort". Add a little Blue Bell ice cream and then...well I am in a state of bliss.

I am including the recipe just in case you need a little comfort

Peach Cobbler

preheat oven-400*

cooking spray
3 bags frozen peaches (12oz size)
1/4 c flour
1/4 c sugar
1 cap almond extract (I use the lid on the jar)

1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c unbleached flour
4 T + 2 t sugar, divided
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
4 T chilled butter
2/3 c plain yogurt
3 T canola oil

Toss peaches with the flour, sugar, and almond extract. Transfer to a sprayed baking dish.

Mix dry ingredients and cut-in the butter. Add milk and oil. Don't over mix. Drop batter onto the fruit. Sprinkle the top with sugar. Bake 30 minutes or until golden.