Fresh peaches are abundant at the farmers market during the summer. A few weeks ago, I got together with a few friends and we picked fresh peaches at a farm in Brentwood. The East County has abundant fruit farms with fresh picked produce, as well as u-pick farms where you can pick fruits and vegetables. When we got home the obvious question was, what do we do with our freshly picked peaches? While we watched a few comedy videos, we made a fresh peach cobbler and ate it with ice cream. What an absolutely wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Here is a recipe for Peach Cobbler, which I got from The Food Network website. This is by no means a healthy recipe, but we all need to indulge once in a while!
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 45 min
Total: 1 hr 0 min
4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoons butter
1.5 cups self-rising flour
1.5 cups milk
Ground cinnamon, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Dr. Jaspreet Mundeir, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in the East Bay Area. She is the owner of East Bay Natural Medicine where she focuses on helping patients achieve their optimal health state using homeopathy, hydrotherapy, nutritional supplements, botanical medicine and bio-identical hormones.