12 to 14 ripe peaches, peeled, sliced
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
Procedures : Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together all the filling ingredients. Set the filling aside to draw out the juices. While the filling sits, melt the butter in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, either in the oven or on the stove.
In another bowl, make the batter. Stir together flour, sugar, and baking powder, and add the milk. Mix until lightly blended. Spoon the mixture evenly over the melted butter. Don’t stir it – that would preclude the development of crunchy edges. Pour the peach filling evenly over the batter. Bake 45 minutes. As the cobbler cooks, the batter will ooze up and around the fruit, creating a moist, golden brown crust.
Serve the cobbler warm, preferably with vanilla ice cream.
Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler
In place of peach filling, combine 1 1/2 pounds of rhubarb (cut in 1-inch chunks), 2 1/2 to 3 pints strawberries (halves), 3/4 to 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons ground aniseed, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and the zest and juice of 1 medium orange