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Summer Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler is one of my favorite summer desserts. In fact, I actually love it for breakfast too. It’s perfectly yummy any time of day, in my opinion.

When the peaches ripen on the trees as they do here in Italy, the fragrance infuses the entire cobbler. I buy all of my fruits and veggies from the local shopkeeper. Here in our town, unfortunately, there is not an open street market like in some of the bigger cities. We depend on the mom and pop vendors to bring us the most delicious local ingredients…and they always do.

Here’s my quickie recipe for peach cobbler for your summer gatherings. It would be a fantastic choice for your 4th of July cookouts, too which is just around the corner…enjoy!

Peach Cobbler
Serves 6-8

You will need:

– 8 ripened peaches cut into wedges
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 2 cups flour
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup butter cut into small cubes
– 1 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup cold water

To Prepare:

Preheat the over to 375 degrees F.

Wash and cut the peaches into wedges and toss with 1/4 cup sugar, set aside.

In a large bowl combine flower, baking powder, salt, butter, and sugar. With your hands, knead the ingredients until the dough becomes sandy then add water and combine until the dough pulls together. The dough should be soft.

In a ceramic baking dish place the peaches (I like an oval 9″:  9″ x 6 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ high; 1-qt. cap.), and then cover the top with the dough. The dough should be rustic and look cobbled. Place dish into the oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until peaches are bubbling, and the cobbler is golden brown.

Enjoy warm with ice cream, whip cream, or at room temperature.

Photo Credit: Me

 

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Peach Cobbler – my summer in Italy

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler one of my favorite summer desserts. In fact, I actually love it for breakfast too. Recently I made it for my hubby Frank’s welcome to Italy. He loves it!

When the peaches ripen on the tree as they do here in Italy, the fragrance infuses the entire cobbler. I buy all my fruits and veggies from the local shopkeeper. Here in our town, unfortunately, there is not an open street market like in some of the bigger cities. We depend on the mom and pop vendors to bring us the most delicious local ingredients…and they do.

Here’s my quickie recipe for peach cobbler just in time for the 4th of July…enjoy!

Peach Cobbler
Serves 6-8

You will need:

– 8 ripened peaches cut into wedges
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 2 cups flour
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup butter cut into small cubes
– 1 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup cold water

To Prepare:

Preheat the over to 375 degrees F.

Wash and cut the peaches into wedges and toss with 1/4 cup sugar, set aside.

In a large bowl combine flower, baking powder, salt, butter, and sugar. With your hands, knead the ingredients until the dough becomes sandy then add water and combine until the dough pulls together. The dough should be soft.

In a ceramic baking dish place the peaches (I like an oval 9″:  9″ x 6 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ high; 1-qt. cap.), and then cover the top with the dough. The dough should be rustic and look cobbled. Place dish into the oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until peaches are bubbling, and the cobbler is golden brown.

Enjoy warm with ice cream, whip cream, or at room temperature.

Photo Credit: Me

 

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“Summer’s a Peach” Cocktail


Denise Gee is the author of the beautiful book: Porch Parties and is also being featured in this month’s Better Homes and Gardens (see the article here). I’ve known Denise for years and when it comes to entertaining, I knew she would be an excellent resource for my Cocktail of the Week column. I’ll let her fill you in on her inspiration for this summery drink:

My inspiration for the drink? Walking into the Dallas Farmer’s Market recently and being met with the sight and lovely aroma of freshly picked peaches. It dawned on me how floral the smell was, and it reminded me a bit of elderflower. And then one thing led to another and now there’s this drink, which I think is a blissful tribute to summer’s bounty, especially in the South. – Denise


Summer’s a Peach

  • 1 small (3.25- to 4.5-ounce) peach, sliced (1 slice reserved for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1.75 ounces good-quality gin
  • 2 tablespoons elderflower liqueur
  • Garnish: Peach slice


    Add peach flesh (about 2 ounces) and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler with “teeth” (not flat- or round-bottomed one) or hand blender to get it as smooth or pureed as possible.

    Fill cocktail shaker with ice.

    Add the simple syrup, gin, and elderflower liqueur and shake, shake, shake. And shake some more.

    Pour into a large martini glass (chilled, if possible) and savor pure bliss. (Note: If you use a smaller martini glass, you’ll just have a little leftover cocktail to enjoy; keep it well chilled until ready for a refill.)

    Serves 1

    photo credit: Robert M. Peacock

    Thanks, Denise!

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