Oh my, I’m so sorry. I did not mean to be away from my blog for so long. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We had a lovely time relaxing and visiting with friends and family during the holidays, and we also stuffed ourselves full with all sorts of holiday goodies, which is probably why I haven’t felt like baking – until now.
For some reason, we have been having some very unusual warm weather for the past couple of days, with temperatures in the low to mid 40’s. This has led to rapid snow melt during the day, which you don’t usually see here during the month of January. As I write this, at 8:30am Alaska time, it is currently 40 degrees. It appears we are in for yet another day of warm, almost Spring-like, weather.
Even though I know it is way too soon, these warmer temperatures and rapid snow melt are having me longing for Spring and Summer. This is probably why I had a desire to bake this delicious cobbler filled with some of my favorite summer-time fruits, peaches and blackberries.
Cobbler is such a classic comfort food, and it’s extremely easy to make. Whether I use fresh or frozen fruit, it always turns out absolutely delicious. A warm dish of cobbler, topped with ice cream or whipped cream, is hard to beat in my book.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Peach & Blackberry Cobbler
2 cups frozen, sliced peaches – thawed & drained
1 cup frozen blackberries – thawed & drained
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 large eggs, beaten
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 9-inch round baking dish.
In a large bowl, combine the peaches, blackberries, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/3 cup sugar, vanilla, almond, cinnamon, and water. Blend ingredients and pour into the prepared baking dish. Dot the top of the fruit mixture with the butter.
In a medium bowl, combine the topping ingredients and stir until well blended. Spoon the batter evenly over the fruit mixture, and spread gently to cover as much as possible.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Remove from oven and place dish on a wire rack to cool slightly.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream; if desired.
Makes approximately 8 servings.