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Southern Peach Cobbler with Buttermilk Biscuit Topping!

It's hard to talk about peach cobbler and not talk about the American south along the Gullah Geechee corridor. I love to stop and get fresh peaches from small vendors whenever I'm driving through Georgia. I remember doing just that when I was guest lecturing at Savannah State University. After my lecture, I took the small basket of peaches which I had purchased and started thinking of simple ways to create great flavor. Check out this recipe and tell me what you think.





Ingredients:


For the Filling:

1. 6-8 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 6 cups)

2. 1/4 cup sugar (adjust based on the sweetness of the peaches)

3. 1/4 cup brown sugar

4. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

5. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

6. 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

7. 2 teaspoons cornstarch

For the Buttermilk Biscuit Topping:

1. 1 cup all-purpose flour

2. 1/4 cup sugar

3. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

4. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

5. 1/4 teaspoon salt

6. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces

7. 1/3 cup buttermilk

8. Optional: 1-2 tablespoons of buttermilk or cream, for brushing on top

9. Optional: Coarse sugar, for sprinkling on top


Instructions


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).


2. Prepare the Filling:

• In a large bowl, combine the sliced peaches, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly.

• Pour the peach mixture into a baking dish (around 9x9 inches or similar).

3. Make the Biscuit Topping:

• In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

• Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

• Gradually add the buttermilk and stir just until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix.

4. Assemble the Cobbler:

• Drop spoonfuls of the biscuit dough over the peach filling. It’s okay if there are gaps; the dough will expand as it bakes.

• If desired, brush the top of the biscuit dough with a little buttermilk or cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar for a nice finish.

5. Bake the Cobbler:

• Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the peaches are bubbling.

6. Cool and serve



Let the cobbler cool for a few minutes before serving.

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