I can tell peach season is here because I can see them in all the supermarkets. Today, I will show you how to make a delish peach cobbler using fresh peaches (of course) with a flaky biscuit topping.
Video of this recipe is on my Instagram @Pastry_Tales
Let’s start with the recipe!
Yield 1 round 9 inch pie pan. You can use a square pan or double the amount of the ingredients to make a bigger cobbler
For the filling
about 6-7 medium size yellow peaches, peeled and sliced (They have to be ripe but not too soft)
4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
2 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons bourbon (I used Four Roses Bourbon)
For the biscuit topping
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
2 and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons very cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
For brushing the biscuits
Heavy cream ( a couple of tablespoons)
a couple of tablespoons white granulated sugar
For the peach filling
1.- Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
2.- In a large bowl mix peaches, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla extract and bourbon. Mix with a fork and set aside.
For the biscuit topping
1.- In another bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the cold butter and using a fork or a pastry cutter mix until the mixture is coarse.
Tip: When I make biscuits, I usually grate my butter and place it in the freezer until ready to use. Having the small pieces of butter helps a lot when you mix.
2.- Add buttermilk and mix gently with your hand or a fork. Be careful to not overmix because your dough can get a texture we don’t want.
3.- Place your dough onto a lightly floured surface and using your hand pat down to a thickness of 3/4-1 inch. Using a biscuit cutter or a cookie cutter (I used a star shaped one, cut your biscuits). Do it fast because the dough can warm up easily specially during summer.
4.- Place the raw biscuits on the top of our peach mixture. Brush the top of the biscuits with cream and sprinkle some sugar on the top.
5.- Bake for 40 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown and when you pinch a peach with a toothpick you can feel they are cooked.
Enjoy warm (the best). If you want you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you have leftovers you can cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge.