I realise I probably mention the weather on here far too much! However, it’s unlikely to change in the immediate future.
I’ve been moping around the house as the most recent bout of continuous (incessent, unceasing, unrelenting, depressing) rain has ground our renovations to a halt while we wait for a dry patch. Instead, ha’ve been trying to find comfort in my kitchen. Yesterday the oven and stove were occupied for most of the day with a range of projects. There was pizza dough rising on the bench, the cookie jar is now filled to the brim with peanut butter cookies, a margarita sauce was bubbling away on the stove, there were muffins going in the oven and there was this, a peach cobbler, being assembled for dessert.
I’ve made cobbler before (see here) and I think I still prefer the cobbler topping in that recipe. However, Jamie Oliver has a recipe for peach cobbler in his (gorgeous!) book Jamie’s America. The stonefruit this year has been absolutely beautiful so I thought this was a great opportunity to try the recipe.
The peaches are cooked in a fragrant combination of vanilla bean, lime, orange and ginger and they do not disappoint. I think I added too much water to my cobbler topping (I have attempted to correct this in the recipe) and it didn’t form the firm little dumplings I was expecting. For that reason, next time I might use Smitten Kitchen’s cobbler topping with these peaches. I have set out Jamie’s recipe anyway because it’s still a tasty option.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to curl up with a big bowl of peach cobbler – sure it’s only 9.30 in the morning, but it’s raining!