every time i have ever had peach cobbler in my life it has been so sweet you might as well just eat spoonfuls of sugar. i am not a fan of crazy sweet desserts, and our german friends aren't either. when i found out the hubs was having poker night, and i wasn't feeling good, i wanted to make a dessert that was quick and delicious. peach cobbler was my first thought, but then i hesitated because of the sweet factor.
i figured i'd attempt a pleasantly sweet version without the mandatory dentist visit afterward. i came up with the following recipe. *because it's so simple, i only have a couple photos. don't worry, you can do it!!*
approximately 4 cups of chopped peaches (fill the bottom of an 8X8 pan to the desired amount)
1/8 cup sugar and 1/4 cup sugar (these will be added separately)
2 TBS flour and 3/4 cup flour (these will be added separately)
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp baking powder
peel and chop your peaches to the desired size (sliced, diced, a mix- any way works!) and then toss them in a bowl with the 1/8 cup sugar and 2 TBS flour. leave to sit and allow the sugar to completely melt.
in the meantime, cream together the 1/4 cup sugar and the butter until smooth. add the egg and mix thoroughly. add the remaining 3/4 cup flour and 1/4 tsp baking powder. once all combined, the dough will look like really sticky cookie dough- which means it's perfect!
give the peaches a stir to ensure the sugar is melted and the peaches are coated nicely. dump them into an 8X8 pan. then spoon the flour mix over the top of the peaches. this should not look perfect- the dough is too sticky. it should look shaggy and fairly uneven. it will melt a bit in the oven, so have no fear. see mine below:
once your cobbler looks like the above photo (or something remotely close works too!) throw it into a preheated 375F degree oven (or 190C for all the european bakers!) allow to bake for about 50 minutes when it should be nice and golden brown on top. i made some whipped cream in that 50 minutes (by simply dumping cream into a bowl and whipping it, no sugar added). allow to cool a bit, then plate, add a dollop of cream and enjoy!
i'd love to see or hear about your finished product!! xo, gg