Peach Cobbler

I’ve never been a big fan of ‘fruity’ desserts. Chocolate is always my first choice; the sweeter the better. I love my Mom’s crumble but I always get her to throw in some chocolate buttons in the crumble topping just to give me that fix (the cider might have something to do with it as well!). But we had some peaches in the fridge that were turning pretty ripe, so after searching online I found Jamie Oliver’s Peach Cobbler recipe. Well….. this well and truly changed my mind!

It was SO SO easy to make, and it was SO SO sweet to taste. The juices from the orange and lime worked so well with the peaches, the crumble dough gave it a good depth and balance and the cold ice-cream created a delicious contrast to the hot pudding.

Honestly give this one a try… you kind of feel quite healthy eating it as well… it’s so light!

Peach Cobbler (serves 6)

8 ripe peaches, stoned and cut into wedges

1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways and seeds scraped out

Zest on 1 lime

40g soft brown sugar

Zest and juice of 1 orange

2.5cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated

Topping:

100g self-raising flour

50g caster sugar

Sea salt

100g unsalted butter

Icing sugar and ice-cream to serve

  1. Preheat the oven to full whack
  2. Toss the peaches with the vanilla seeds, lime juice, brown sugar, orange zest and juice and ginger
  3. Put the mixture into a dish and place in the oven – turning down the heat to 190 degrees
  4. Cook for about 15 minutes, until the peaches have softened slightly
  5. Meanwhile, to make the topping mix the flour, sugar and salt, then grate in the butter.
  6. Using your fingertips, gently rub in the butter, until it resembles breadcrumbs
  7. Add a few drops of water to bring to a dough
  8. Remove the peaches from the oven and pour in half a glass of water
  9. Gently mix and then drop a tablespoon dollop of the dough on top of the peaches
  10. Return the dish to the oven and bake for a further 15-20 minutes
  11. Remove from the oven and sprinkle icing sugar on top and serve with ice-cream
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