Peach Cobbler is another Spicery recipe (sick of them yet?!) I'd never really heard of it until the spice box hit my doorstep but it is such a tasty and simple dessert that is perfect for this time of year and I highly recommend you try it!
Cobbler is a very American dessert. Apparently British colonists were trying to recreate the pies they had grown up with but struggled with the dutch ovens (yes I sniggered the first time I read that too) available to them. They invented a new type of biscuit or scone topping which became known as a cobbler as it looked a bit like cobblestones on the top of the dessert.
4 ripe peaches, halved, de-stoned and sliced into wedges
150g punnet of blueberries
60g soft brown sugar (plus 1 tablespoon sugar)
200g self-raising flour
80g cold unsalted butter, diced
150g natural pourable yoghurt
1/2 teaspoon ground cassia
1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cinammon quill
Small piece of root ginger, peeled
Cream or ice cream to serve
Put the peaches, blueberries, sugar, 3 tablespoons water, zest and juice of half the lime, cassia, vanilla, ground ginger, cinammon quill and root ginger in a baking dish and carefully toss the whole lot together so that everything is covered.
Add the yoghurt and about 30 grates of the nutmeg to the flour mix. Mix it all thoroughly together and form balls of the mixture, dolloping it on top of the fruit mix (it should resemble cobblestones)
Serve with cream and ice cream. 2 cobbles per portion is normally enough - these things are filling and ridiculously moorish!