mintxxx (mintxxx) wrote in vegancooking,

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler :)

My girlfriend and I were on our way to her soccer game when we saw a guy selling cherries by the road. So I went to get some and he talked me into getting some peaches as well, which are the best peaches I've ever had. (I seriously live in the land of bad peaches. We can't grow anything here so the peaches we get are all under-ripe). Anyway, my eyes are always bigger than my stomach and I bought more peaches than two people could possibly ever eat. So I made cobbler. I got the recipe from The Post Punk Kitchen ( ). I used about five peaches and added a pint of blackberries, and sprinkled the top with cane sugar.

For the Filling-

4 pounds ripe peaches, peeled (if desired) and thinly sliced (I used about 5 smallish-medium peaches)
(1 pint blackberries)
3 tablespoons unbleached white flour
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
Zest of 2 lemons, finely grated (I skipped this because I have no lemons and I put in 1/2 a teaspoon of lemon juice)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ginger powder (All the reviews say the ginger sucks in this so I didn't put it in)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Topping-

2 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup applesauce (I lucked out and a friend just gave me some homemade applesauce. amazing stuff.)
2 tablespoons canola oil, plus some oil to brush the surface
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 cup soy milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
(Cane sugar to sprinkle on top before it goes in the oven. Yeesh. I don't think I modify recipes enough.)

Make the filling-

In a large sauce pan, cook the peaches over low-medium heat, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the juices are being released. (I threw in the blackberries with the peaches)
Sprinkle in flour, toss to coat.
Add remaining ingredients, mix together and let cool.

Then make the dough-

Preheat oven to 400
In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients.
In a seperate bowl wisk together wet ingredients, plus the lemon zest.
Slowly pour wet into dry, mixing together dough with a wooden spoon or a firm spatula. Do not over work it.

Then assemble the cobbler-

Pour peach batter into 9x13 baking dish (if you have glass, that is best). Spoon dough mixture over the top, spread with a spoon. You can brush the top with a little oil, or spray it with a scant amount of oil with real oil, not the aerosol kind. (I sprinkled the cane sugar on top! I emphasize this because it looks so good, and the sugar just makes it sparkle)
Put in oven and cook until peaches are bubbling and top is relatively firm, 15-20 minutes.
If you have some crystallized ginger it is a really nice addition to the topping. Finely chop 2 tablespoons and add it to the dough while adding the wet ingredients.

And here's the picture! Hopefully it tastes as good as it looks!!!!



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