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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Homemade Peach Cobbler Food Photographer | Columbus Ohio

Although peaches are no longer in season in Ohio, I just couldn't wait to post this until next year! So the next time you find yourself with a whole bunch of wonderful peaches, MAKE THIS RECIPE.

It is possible that I will never be satisfied with another peach now that I've found Branstool Orchards. I'd heard the hype, but I didn't believe it until I broke down and tried one of their peaches. I now know why they sell an entire TRUCK of peaches within an hour at the Farmer's Market. It's like you remember what a peach is supposed to taste like! I could photograph these peaches all day long, they deserve the limelight.

Of course, they are perfect on their own, so why make cobbler out of them? Well, because they perish quickly and I'd hate to see a peach like this go to waste! Even eating 3-4 a day, I couldn't get through all of them fast enough, hence the cobbler.

The recipe is below, just keep scrolling!

Here's the recipe, borrowed from and adapted a little:

* 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 cups sugar, divided
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* Pinch of salt
* 3/4 cup milk
* 4 cups fresh peach slices
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* Handful of fresh sage leaves
* Ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)

* Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
* Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).
* Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Take the sage leaves and sprinkle over the top.
* Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool.

Now, for more pictures! This is a photography blog, after all.

The sage leaves were an addition of mine. I LOVE sage, and didn't want to see mine going to waste in my garden, so I figured it couldn't be a horrible idea, and added them at the last second. Put in as much or as little sage as you'd like. I only did about 8 leaves, but had I known it would be my favorite element, I would've added 15-20. Because they were on top, they caramelized and were super tasty!

Now, for the finished product! (Oh sorry, not the cobbler, just the pictures of the cobbler. Don't cry, it's ok.) I splurged the day I was making this and had bought some flowers from the Farmer's Market, which I never do. (I'm afraid my cats will eat them, that's all.) They drew me in, they were maybe the prettiest flowers I've ever seen, and they unknowingly would compliment my peach cobbler perfectly!

This is a really easy dish, I encourage even the least confident home cooks to try it! Just make sure you use really great peaches. :)


AJ Perry said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Food porn at its finest.

Tamra said...

I love Branstools...I live close by and we used to live in Utica so my family knows their family. That's Marshall on the front page of their website. I have a ton of peaches that I canned late summer so I'm excited to try this recipe. Your photos make it look delicious - which is obviously the point. ;) Thanks for sharing!

Catherine Murray said...

Thanks AJ!
Tamra, their farm is magical, isn't it? I want to live there!