This weekend at The Vintage Round Top, we picked peaches in our mini orchard on the back of the property. We have made this a summer tradition with the kids and it's definitely one of those simple pleasures that we all enjoy doing together.
Staying true to the simpler side of things, we wanted to bake something with our harvest that was easy and that the kids could help with. We decided on an Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler. It's effortless, takes basically no time at all and the end result is delicious!
Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler
Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 large can (29 oz.) peaches in syrup - we substituted with fresh peaches that we picked from the peach trees at The Vintage Round Top!
Preheat oven to 325. Melt the stick of butter in a glass measuring cup in the microwave then pour half into the baking dish. Set aside.
If you are using fresh peaches, like we did, slice them and put them into a bowl with 1/4 cup of sugar. Let them macerate for 15-20 minutes.
Whisk all of the dry ingredients together and stir in the milk. Stir in the other half of melted butter and pour the mixture into the baking dish. Arrange the peaches over the mixture and pour remaining peach juice or syrup over the top.
Bake until crust rises to the top and browns, about 30 minutes.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Note: double the batter part of the recipe if you want a very fluffy, cake like cobbler.
We couldn't believe how many peaches we collected from just one tree from our little orchard! When we came across a vintage peach preserve jar, we couldn't resist making a Peach Preserve Candle. Shop the candle here (only one available).
Writing this post brought back memories of the first harvest we had at The Vintage Round Top. I pulled up the images we'd shot that summer with Christa Elyce and Two Be Wed. I couldn't believe how small the kids were. This will be will be our third summer to own the property and we could not be more thankful for the blessings it's brought us. Here are a few of our favorite shots from that time.
What are your favorite summer desserts to bake with your family?