Peach Cobbler

During its 20-plus year history Woodstock Farmers’ Market’s success has rested on sure and steady growth....

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During its 20-plus year history Woodstock Farmers’ Market’s success has rested on sure and steady growth. What began as a seasonal farmstand has morphed into an integral local favorite food mecca as well as a nationally recognized year round specialty food market. Through the years there remained a missing link  – the bakery department. Now thanks to some key culinary professionals the sweet smell of success prevails throughout the market. Enjoy the new bakery department's own peach cobbler at home with this easy recipe.

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 6 large peaches, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon cornstarch

For the topping

  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 stick of butter - cold - cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 Cup boiling water

Directions

For the filling

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Toss peaches with sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a 2-quart non-reactive baking dish and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

For the topping

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Blend in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until there is a coarse meal texture.

Stir in water until combined. Remove peaches from oven and drop spoonfuls of the topping over them.

Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake until the topping is golden brown, approximately 25 minutes.

Topping will spread as it bakes.

Recipe courtesy of Woodstock Farmers Market.

Peach Cobbler Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Peach Cobbler Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.