Peach Cobbler For Two is the perfect summertime dessert to share (or not). Warm, bubbly peaches topped with tender dough and ice cream.
Summer wouldn’t be complete without some sort of bubbly fruit dessert. In fact, I spent more time than necessary trying to figure out the difference between a crisp, a cobbler, a crumble, a buckle, a pandowdy, a grunt, the list goes on. Why are there so many names for baked fruit in a dish anyway? After staring at my bowl of peaches I got from the farm, I knew I had to make a Peach Cobbler but didn’t want a ton of leftovers. Making small-scale desserts is starting to become my specialty, and this Peach Cobbler For Two is another one to add to the list. Warm, bubbly peaches. Tender dough on top. Cold yet slightly melted ice cream. Can you taste that? It’s the taste of summer as August is starting to wind down.
A peach cobbler is a fruit-based dessert where there is dough on top, as opposed to a streusel topping like you would typically find on a crisp or crumble. After researching multiple recipes, it looks like the traditional way to make a cobbler is by plopping thick biscuit-like dough on top (looks like a cobblestone, hence cobbler). I did see recipes where you pour pancake-like batter on top. Mine is in between – you plop thick pancake-like batter on top. You bake the peaches before adding the batter for two reasons. One – to help soften the peaches and two – the heat from the peaches will help bake the batter from underneath.
This cobbler for two recipe is so versatile. Use whatever fruit you have available. Next time I want to throw in raspberries for a peach melba cobbler. You can use plums, strawberries, cherries, nectarines, blueberries, even apple. Traditionally you serve peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top, but I decided to go all out and use my Peaches and Cream Ice Cream. You can even take it one step further and top it with Peach Caramel Sauce. Triple Peach Power Play Cobbler. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
Source: Adapted from Slate
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