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Dressed Up Peach Cobbler

Cooking Instructor, Nancy Berguson, showed us some simple ways to dress up a tasty peach cobbler. 

 

DRESSED UP PEACH COBBLER

7 cups fresh sliced peaches, peeled

¾ cup plus 2 tbsp. granulated sugar

2  tbsp. quick-cooking tapioca

1 tbsp. lemon juice

½ tsp salt

5 tbsp. cold butter, cut into small pieces

DOUGH  

1  cup all-purpose flour

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp ground cinnamon

6 tbsp. buttermilk

1 egg lightly beaten

1 tsp water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease and flour and 8-inch square baking pan.

In a large bowl, combine peaches, the ¾ cup of sugar, tapioca, lemon juice and ¼ tsp of the salt.

Pour into the prepared pan and dot with 2 tbsp. of the butter pieces.

TO MAKE YOUR OWN CRUST

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, remaining 2 tbsp. sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and the remaining ¼ tsp of salt.  Add remaining 3 tbsp. of butter and work mix lightly until mixture forms fine crumbs.  Add buttermilk and mix until dough comes together.

FOR LATTICE TOPPING

On a floured surface, roll out dough into an 8-inch square.  Using a sharp knife or pizza wheel, cut into 1-inch wide strips.  Place half of the strips on top of peach mixture, spacing 1 inch apart; arrange remaining strips perpendicular to first strips, weaving each strip over and under the other strips to make a lattice pattern.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg and water to make an egg wash.  Brush egg wash on latticed dough.

Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown and fruit is bubbling.

FOR SHINGLED CRUST

Divide dough in half setting one half aside.

Roll our first piece of dough lengthwise into a rectangle and then into 3 strips.  Cut strips into 1-1/2-inch squares; set aside.

With second piece of dough, roll out and sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mix working mix into dough with fingers.  Cut into 1-1/2-inch squares

Shingle dough squares over fruit alternating in a diamond pattern.

Bake as directed above.