dish was originally brought to the South by the English. Homemade canned peaches
make this dish an extra delicious treat. The name "cobbler" comes from
the observation that the biscuits resemble a cobblestone street. You may also
divide the cobbler into two 9-inch pie plates and take one to a friend.
8 cups canned peaches, with juice
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup fat-free milk
Granulated sugar for topping
Preheat the oven to 350°.
2. In a 6-quart Dutch oven, simmer the peaches, cinnamon,
sugar and cornstarch until thick. Add more cornstarch if
needed by mixing cornstarch with a little cold water to form a
liquid paste. Add some hot liquid to the cold cornstarch
mixture, then pour back into peaches and stir until thickened.
Pour into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.
3. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter. Stir
in milk to form a thick dough.
4. Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto the peaches. Sprinkle
lightly with granulated sugar.
5. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes.
6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Makes 8 servings