I’ve got to admit that I’ve been really busy these last few weeks. I’m not used to entertaining family for more than 5 days. I know my in-laws were here for over a month. But that doesn’t count. They took care of me.
My sister-in-law teased me the other day and called me Julie from The Love Boat. The girls have been here from Italy for almost a month. Yes, I’ve been a busy bee taking the cousins everywhere their hearts desire. Their hearts desire is usually the mall. I’m fine with the mall for like say, one hour. Then I don’t need to see it for another year. They could spend 12 hours at the mall and still not be satisfied.
And of course I’ve been baking them something different almost every day. Since I had just made some peach preserves, I had to try this skillet cobbler. Kerrygold Butter had just sent me a package of their amazing butters and cheeses. Yes, the flavor is incredible. Irish grass-fed cows make a dangerously delicious butter. Thank you, Kerrygold, for sending to me your fabulous products!
I’ll be back next week from North Carolina and can’t wait to share stories of the mountains and the food!
Skillet Peach Cobbler
slightly adapted from Bon Appetit August 2011
Ingredients2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs, beaten to blend
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 pounds peeled, pitted peaches, each cut into 1/2 inch wedges (about 2 cups)
1 cup peach preserves
Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs, 1/2 cup sour cream, buttermilk, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients; whisk until smooth.
Melt butter in a 12 inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Swirl pan to coat with butter. Remove from heat.
Add batter to pan. Scatter fresh peaches over, then spoon dollops of preserves evenly over batter.
Bake until a tester inserted into center of cobbler comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Let cool slightly. Delicious warm all by itself or with whipped cream mixture.
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