Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tackling Bittman: Blueberry Cobbler – Modified……with Peaches!

Bittman’s Blueberry Cobbler – Modified……with Peaches!



The main reason I made a peach cobbler is the direct result of my sweet tooth acting up. We had a nice dinner planned and no dessert in the house. A fine thing if you are trying to watch the calories. But, as I said, the old sweet tooth started putting ideas in my head about a warm dessert to enjoy on a cold winter’s evening.

Scanning the pantry I did not see any quick fixes such as a brownie mix, pudding mix…no mixes…no fast-food kinda dessert choices. Then I spied a can of peaches. A large can of peaches! Yeeeesssss…….because a simple can of fruit = cobbler. I always have butter and flour in the house.

Another bonus of preparing the dessert is….I can participate in Tackling Bittman. This is blog hop with a cool bonus – a chance to win The Food Matters cookbook by Mark Bittman. Girlichef is giving away a book – interested? Check out her link and the giveaway HERE.



My modified recipe is as follows:

Ingredients:

3 cups of canned peaches
3/4 cup sugar
8 TB butter (1 stick), cold unsalted, cut into bits
½ cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 egg
½ tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 375 F. Toss fruit with half the sugar and spread n a lightly greased 8 inch pan or 9 inch round pan.


Combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar in a food processor. Add butter bits at a time and process 10 seconds pulsing, until blended.

Beat vanilla and egg together by hand, add to mixture.

Drop mixture by tablespoons onto fruit, do not spread.

Bake 35 – 45 minutes.

There wasn't much left........



You could substitute any fruit that you like…well, maybe not pomegranate. If you’d like a quick and easy dessert, and you are in my situation of wanting a hot dessert but not having anything available, try this. I found a can of peaches in my pantry and the other ingredients are staples so….that fast, we had a tasty treat after dinner.

Linking this Tackling Bittman to Girlichef and Alex at A Moderate Life
and Couscous and Consciousness.

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12 comments:

  1. I can't go a week without my sweet tooth acting up and convincing me to bake something. So I understand. But I figure once a week isn't so bad...

    This cobbler looks delicious!

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  2. oooooo......yum.....yes! Thanks for sharing, Tina.

    P.S. I was on a blogging hiatus for a few months. It sure is GREAT to be back!!!

    P.S. I can't wait until fresh peaches are in season. I adore soaking them in a nice hearty glass of Chianti. It too does wonders for the "sweet tooth."

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  3. What a great dessert - I love that it can be made anytime because it just takes pantry staples. I have a TERRIBLE sweet tooth......heavy sigh. It's acts up usually every day.

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  4. Looks so comfy good; Brilliant to make this with canned peaches for this time of the year; love it.

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  5. Tina - My sweet tooth acts up at least once every day :) I could really go for some of this peach cobbler right now. Looks delicious.

    I've been looking through my Bittman books all morning.

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  6. don't ya just hate when that sweet tooth starts to ache... so glad it did, I love peaches and your modified version sounds like it is for me

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  7. Hi All! Yeah, the sweet tooth can have it's downside but I enjoy it when sometimes too :-)

    Thanks for all the nice comments!

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  8. Your cobbler looks delicious! Hot fruit on a cold night sounds perfect.

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  9. I'm still eating my way through the Christmas stash of chocolates, so no sweet tooth acting up yet, but I've bookmarked this one for when it does :-)
    So glad you shared this one with Tackling Bittman.
    Sue xo

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  10. Cobblers and puddings are my weakness. Your modified Bittman peach cobbler would hit the spot. Nice!!!!

    Velva

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  11. It is almost a shame how easy they are...because that makes it easy for us to make a dessert when otherwise, we might take a pass!

    I'm not sure if I am "tackling Bittman" correctly but I will still play!

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  12. It is almost a shame how easy they are...because that makes it easy for us to make a dessert when otherwise, we might take a pass!

    I'm not sure if I am "tackling Bittman" correctly but I will still play!

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