Saturday, June 11, 2011

Weekend Cooking #11: Peach Cobbler To Celebrate My 1st Blogoversary

Happy 1st Blogoversary

Today is my 1st Blogoversary. Normally to celebrate occasions, I would prefer a chocolate devil’s food cake with some nice confectioner’s sugar icing on it. But it is June and the peaches are delicious, so a nice summer Peach Cobbler seemed the way to go, and it is scrumptious. The recipe comes from a really exceptional cookbook called How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman and can be found on page 630 (listed under Blueberry Cobbler)

Peach Cobbler

4 – 6 cups of slices peaches, washed and well dried
1 cup sugar, or to taste
8 tbsp (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into bits, plus some for greasing the pan
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla extract

Optional: cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.

1- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Toss the fruit with half the sugar, and spread it in a slightly puttered 8 inch square or 9 inch round baking pan.

2- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, ½ cup sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg in the container of a food processor and pulse once or twice. Add the butter and process for 10 seconds, until the mixture is well blended. By hand, beat in the egg and vanilla.

3- Drop this mixture onto the fruit by tablespoonfuls, do not spread it out. Bake until golden yellow and just starting to brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Serve immediately.

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PS At the bottom of my sidebar is my new puppy, Sparky.  He's really friendly, so you can play with him.  He loves to fetch his red ball and to get him to sit, double-click your mouse near your dog.  Double-click again and he will to lie down. Then hold your mouse button down and make a circular motion to tell him to roll over (he never does that for me.)


  1. ha, Sparky is very cute :) Happy Blogivesary, here's to many, many more!
    The cobbler looks delicious, I would love to dig into that topping!

  2. Happy Blogoversary! May you have many more years of blogging. Wish I had some fresh peaches. I'm glad you could celebrate in style.

  3. Happy Blogoversary and best wishes for many more! Any celebration is better with peach cobbler - enjoy!

  4. Congrats on your first year of blogging :)
    I actually prefer fruit desserts to chocolate ones, and peach is one of my favorites (along with lemon).

  5. Happy day!!! COngrats on your first year.

    This sounds wonderful and completely adaptable to whatever fruit is on hand. Yummm.

    And I'm so sorry we didn't meet in New York -- next year?

  6. Happy Blogoversary! Great job! Love the peach cobbler as celebration.

  7. sounds really tasty.

    Sparky was playing shy when I got to visit with him.

  8. hey! A dog I don't have to walk!

  9. Thanks for all your good blogoversary wishes. The peach cobbler was wonderful. I love summer fruits.

    When I saw Sparky, I thought the perfect blogoversary present. No allergy problems, no pooper-scooper laws to worry about, not vet bills - ideal. If he is shy, you can bring him out by using the arrows below, or click the ball and he will chase it.

  10. Congrats!! You have such a unique, interesting, and important blog.

  11. Thanks, Nan, I appreciate the compliment. Letters from a Hill Farm is one of the first blogs I started reading a long while back, and continue to read it. You do a great job.