Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Peach Cobbler #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber / regular or gluten-free

From Daryl:

You probably know by now that I have a new series coming out June 30. The Fairy Garden Mystery series. The first title is A SPRINKLING OF MURDER.

Whewie, but this has been an unusual time to promote a new book!  My bookstore visits will all be virtual visits now, although I will go to Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego a week after the virtual party because I can drive, and I will personalize books for those who buy them during that virtual visit. You can find out more on my website event page HERE.  So far, in addition to Mysterious Galaxy, I will visit Mystery by the Book and Poisoned Pen.

In the meantime, don't miss all the fun things I'm doing on my Facebook author page. I'm putting 20 items into a box for the 20 days leading up to release day and revealing one item a day in a mini video. If you leave a comment, you're entered to win the box. Go to my FACEBOOK PAGE to view the videos. I'm also still giving away a daily book on my page while we're quarantined. And I'm sharing a few of my personal fairy gardens. Like this cute one. Tea party with fairies dancing and enjoying cake.

Now, let's talk food!

What I need during this stressful time is a good sweet treat. And it's peach season. Yay. My favorite time of year. I went to my local vendor and bought white and yellow peaches. And then I searched for a good cobbler recipe online. I didn't have one in my peach cookbook.

Well, this one is killer. Truly. Delicious decadent. The only tasking chore is to remove the skin from the peach, but if you boil a pot of water and douse the peach for about 20 seconds, the peel should almost slide off.

Also, I made my cobbler gluten-free, but I didn't do anything but swap out the flour. I didn't add xanthan gum or any other goodies to the mixture. A cobbler is meant to be looser than a cake or pie. Therefore, this recipe works for all of you.

I would recommend you share with family. It will need to be eaten within days or the cobbler will get soggy. I, living alone, have learned how to dig out the peaches days later and eat them without the cobbler topping. Yum! Excellent with ice cream.

One must learn to adapt, right?

Peach Cobbler
Gluten-free or regular

8 peaches, peeled, sliced
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup brown sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4  teaspoon nutmeg
1/4  teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch  
1 cup flour (or gluten-free flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, cut into bits
2 tablespoons boiling water

2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

You will need an 8 x 8” baking pan or 2-quart baking dish and a baking tray.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly and pour into an 8 x 8” baking pan or 2-quart baking dish.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour * (substitute gluten-free flour equally), 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter using a fork or pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.

Remove peaches from oven and turn oven to 400 degrees F.  

Drop spoonfuls of flour (*or gluten-free flour) mixture over peaches. Spread with wet fingers if necessary.

In a small bowl make the topping by mixing the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the topping mixture.

IMPORTANT!  Put the baking pan on a baking tray to catch juices because this will bubble over! 

Bake cobbler until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.  Serve with whipped cream, if desired. This will keep a day but not much longer. Otherwise, the cobbler will get soggy, though the peach filling will still be incredible! So eat fast . . . or be like me and dig in for the peaches without the cobbler topping.

This is the new  
Fairy Garden Mystery series, 
coming June 30 in trade paperback and e-book.
You can read all about it and order it on various sites 
on my website HERE.

Don't forget to order the 9th book in the  
Cookbook Nook Mystery series,  
in trade paperback and e-book.
You can read all about it and order it on various sites on 
my website, HERE

And here is my latest Aspen Adams novel of suspense...

Order FAN MAIL, the second in series, trade paperback and e-book: HERE

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  1. My oh my this looks good!

  2. Sharon GuagliardoJune 17, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Following you everywhere. Your recipe looks delish!

    1. Sharon, I know you do. Thanks for being a fan. ~ Daryl

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    1. Chris, this was truly one of my best. ;) Enjoy. ~ Daryl