Earlier this week I found myself in an independently owned grocery and deli near my work. I've been working in the same place for a year and a half and up until this week I had not even known of this grocery store's existence. I probably never would have except for the kind of ridiculous fact that I really, really wanted a pulled pork sandwich and this was the highest rated place that I could get to on my lunch hour. As I walked the aisles waiting for my sandwich to be made I was inspired by the mounds of organic peaches on display and grabbed a few of them with the half-formed idea in my head that I was going to turn them into a cobbler at some point this week.*
I did not realize until after I got home that I did not have enough peaches to actually make a cobbler and so I had Leif stop by the market on his way home and pick up some more. He came home with a bag of them that he got at a Large Chain Store around these parts but they were less than ideal as they were on the bitter side and had quite a few bruises. I vacillated back and forth between using only the crappy peaches or using a combination of the two but ended up going with all of the less appealing ones. My reasoning was that I did not need all of them for the cobbler and I would rather eat a fresh and organic peach in the raw than one of the ones from the Large Chain Store.
All told I made this cobbler in a little over an hour after I got home from work yesterday. Not bad considering most days when I get home I can barely get our dinner on the table before I am zombified and ready for bed. It is a side effect of having a baby who still wakes up most nights at least once and then is up for an extended period of time by 6:00am.
So, how did it turn out? You guys, holy crap, this cobbler recipe is so good. I wholeheartedly recommend this dish. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream this is the perfect summer dessert. I was kind of worried about using the not-so-great peaches but in retrospect I think that they made a better cobbler because their tartness was a good combination with the not-insignificant amount of sugar used.
Make this cobbler. You will enjoy eating it, I promise. It is much better than my pictures make it seem to be.
Recipe from here.
*You may be wondering by my obvious preoccupation with food if I am pregnant again. I am not, be assured. I just like making and eating (especially eating) good food.