I am a sucker for all things retro and that includes recipes. Recently I have been fascinated by the 1950s era, and nothing speaks quintessential housewife like an old fashioned peach cobbler*.
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp cinnamon
4 cups sliced peaches, peeled and sliced (I used a dozen small-ish peaches)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, peaches, and lemon juice.
Cook over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil for one minute and pour into ungreased casserole dish.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter using a pastry blender until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk and drop dough into spoonfuls over the peach mixture. Sprinkle remaining sugar on top. The mixture will look sparse, but it grows whilst cooking.
Bake 25-30 minutes and serve on its own, with whipped cream, or with some vanilla ice cream.
Please let me know if you try the recipe. 🙂
*Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker