SMS: Bear’s Peach Cobbler
Sweet Melissa Sundays this week is brought to us by Andrea of Nummy Kitchen who in fact chose Bear’s Peach Cobbler. Melissa tells a little story of this dessert in the book about this being her little sister’s favorite dessert and how she requested it for her birthday the same year she got her teddy bear I believe.
It just so happens that baked peaches are the only baked fruit I generally like. Since fresh peach season won’t hit here in Utah until the end of the summer, I used some nice bottled peaches I had from Costco. I am fairly certain I would like this recipe much more with fresh peaches, but the ones at the store here were pretty pathetic when I went looking. The bonus for using bottled peaches is that it really cuts down on the cooking time. The downside was that the flavor really wasn’t all that great for some reason.
I really don’t think it had anything to do with the recipe though. My very favorite peach cobbler recipe is almost identical in the filling and is always heavenly. I did really like the biscuits here for a change though from the more soft drop biscuit dough I usually use. The only other change I made was to substitute some of the white sugar with dark brown, mainly just because I love it – it made the filling a beautiful dark amber color too.
I think I would like just the biscuits with some strawberry jam or something though until I can get some good peaches. I’ve been spoiled buying them and bottling my own for the past few years and it really stinks that I ran out! I am not going to miss it this year, that is for sure!
Make sure to check out how the other SMS Bakers
did this week!