I really wanted to use the nectarines that I got from the farmers market that were starting to get really soft and since I just couldn’t sit down and eat 6 of them at once and leaving them on the counter another day would have caused them to turn to complete mush weren’t options I had to bake something.
I set out on a quest for a great peach cobbler recipe and sort of ended up creating my own by combining a few of the tastier looking one from Food Network. But while poking around I realized that I didn’t have enough of this or that and that I didn’t like the topping on some of them as well. So this is what I did.
Ingredients – filling
- Peeled & sliced 6 nectarines.
- 1 can sliced peaches
- 1 bag frozen peaches – thawed
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup baking mix – I used what I had. Jiffy Buttermilk pancake mix w/maple flavoring added
Note – I think that I had close to 4 or 5 cups or so of fruit and added a bit more baking mix just to be sure that it wasn’t to runny.
Mix all of it together and place in a 13×9 pan.
Ingredients – topping
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 1/2 tablespoons for the top
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 stick butter, cubed and chilled
- 3/4 cup buttermilk – I used regular milk since I didn’t have buttermilk and didn’t feel like making it
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg white, for washing – didn’t want to waste my farm eggs so I used a bit of melted butter & water
I tossed it all in the food processor except the milk and pulsed until it looked like sand. Add the vanilla to the milk and then pour it into the butter & flour mixture and pulse until it comes together. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead into a 13×9 rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Carefully place it on top of the peach mixture and brush on the egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.
Now, I love to bake and will try just about anything once to see how it will turn out. I have to say that I was a little worried about this one since I used that Jiffy pancake mix with maple flavor and of course mixing all that different fruit. But it turned out really good and everyone seemed to love it! The only thing that would have made it better was whipped cream or ice cream.