Summer is my favorite time of year. I know Texas is hot in the summer, but it’s also peach season! And I love anything peachy, especially cobbler. My husbands favorite cobbler is any cobbler really. Apple, blackberry or peach with a layer of pastry crust on top.
It’s good don’t get me wrong but to me that’s more like a pie. My favorite way to prepare fruit cobbler is with a biscuit topping, buttery and crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside Ummmm now that’s cobbler!
Today I am going to share a recipe with you for a Easy Buttermilk Peach Cobbler that doesn’t take any time at all to make. I usually make my regular Quick Cobbler Recipe, but I saw this recipe on Tasty Kitchenand noticed it was just about the same as my recipe, but uses buttermilk instead of milk. I love buttermilk!!!
It makes desserts and breading so light and fluffy. I couldn’t wait to try this recipe. I also prefer to use fresh peaches when I make peach cobbler. I have been known to use canned peaches when I’m in a pinch.
That’s usually out of desperation of not having fresh peaches on hand. Later this summer when the freestone peaches are ripe and ready to be picked. I plan on stocking up so I can freeze some for winter.
This is our local peach orchard, Hams Orchardlocated in Terrell Texas. It’s only about 30 minutes from our house, so when peaches are in season we cant get there fast enough.
My husband and I come to the orchard for the peaches, but the kids come to the orchard for Ham’s homemade peach and strawberry ice cream.
We never leave without getting each of us a serving of that delicious ice cream because it is that good. The hardest decision is deciding on peach or strawberry so we usually end up getting a swirl so we can have a little of both.
Besides the ice cream they have a wide variety of fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Strawberries, blackberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, homemade pimento cheese spread and salsas. My favorite thing is all the fresh out the oven pies, cobblers and breads. I love how they are still warm when you purchase them. My favorite is the homemade peach bread. I really need to try and recreate that recipe because it is so good.
They also have all sorts of homemade canned items. Cobbler in a jar, pecan pie in a jar, fruit butters, jams, jellies, pickles and relishes. Ham’s is where I purchase my moonshine syrup to make my wonderful pecan pie recipe. Umm that syrup rocks!!! They happened to be out of the syrup that particular day so I guess I will have to make another trip out to the orchard later this week.
I can usually find fresh shelled peas out at the orchard as well. This particular day they had black eye peas, purple hull, lady cream peas, fresh green beans and corn. I get so excited when I see all of this stuff. I’m just as bad as a kid in a candy store. I cant help it I love fresh and homemade items.
Well, I think I have talked your ear off enough about our local peach orchard. It really is a great place to visit and pick up some fresh fruits and homemade items. Do you have a favorite fruit orchard in your area? If so I would love to hear about it. Let me know in the comments section now onto the directions for this yummy buttermilk peach cobbler.
To begin we need to remove the skin off of the peaches. To do this you will need to blanch the peaches first so the skin slides right off.
Start by boiling a pot of water, the size of the pot will depend on the number of peaches you have to prepare. Cut a notch or a X at the top of each peach the drop whole peaches into the rapidly boiling water, making sure they are completely submerged. After about 3 – 5 minutes, remove the peaches carefully with a large slotted spoon and place them directly in a large bowl of ice water.
At this point the skins will slip off easily in your hands, once the peaches are cool enough to handle. You can slice and remove them from the pit. Sprinkle a bit of sugar about 1/2 cup on the peaches and set aside.
Now its time to assemble the cobbler. Place a stick of butter in a 9 x 9 inch baking dish or a casserole dish of equivalent size.
Place in the oven and let it melt while the oven is preheating to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, stir by hand the self-rising flour, sugar, vanilla and buttermilk. Stir it well. it will look slightly lumpy. Remove the melted butter from the oven.
Place the fruit in the dish. You should completely cover the bottom of the dish with the fruit. Next, pour the batter on top of the fruit, making sure to pour it evenly around the dish. Don’t forget to cover the corners.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool a bit. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipping cream.
Buttermilk Peach Cobbler Ingredients: 2 – cups fresh peaches, peeled & sliced 1 – stick (1/2 cup) real butter, melted 1 – cup self-rising flour (not all purpose) 1 – cup sugar, plus extra to sprinkle on fruit 1 – cup buttermilk, well shaken 1 1/2- teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blanch the peaches then peel and slice them. (I have added the blanching directions in the printable recipe below) After slicing sprinkle them with a bit of sugar (about 1/2 cup) and set aside. Place a stick of butter in a 9×9 inch baking dish or a casserole dish of equivalent size. Place in the oven and let the butter melt while the oven is preheating. Meanwhile, stir by hand the self-rising flour, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Stir it well, but it will look slightly lumpy. Remove the melted butter from the oven. Place your fruit in the dish. You should completely cover the bottom of the dish with the fruit. Then pour the batter on top of the fruit, making sure to pour it evenly around the dish. Don’t forget the corners! Bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until the top is a golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipping cream.
Cook’s Note: I really don’t think it matters if you add the batter first or the fruit first. It’s really your own preference.