Sunday, June 7, 2009

SMS: Bear's Peach Cobbler


This week’s Sweet Melissa Sunday treat was Bear’s Peach Cobbler. I made a few crisps last fall when, courtesy of my CSA box, I was up to my elbows in pears, but I had never made a cobbler before. And it definitely will not be the last time! Since the recipe specified that the cobbler is best consumed the day it is baked and there are only two of us (and my boyfriend has never expressed any enthusiasm about peaches), my new five-inch pan is making its second appearance this week. This little pan came in a set with a nine-inch pan (another size I didn’t have before) and holds two cups, so it is perfect for quartering recipes that call for eight-inch or two-quart size pans. And if I purchase any more pans, I will need to start finding creative hiding places for them. The parent to this little one sat on the kitchen table for a week and then I found a place for it, but only because most of my Tupperware is in the dishwasher or housing ice cream.



I must say, Melissa Murphy knows how to make a great biscuit! I loved the ones we made for the Strawberry Shortcake selection at the beginning of May and I realized these are the same, though with a bit more sugar. I had a little trouble with the baking time for my cobbler. I knew it wouldn’t take the entire hour and fifteen minutes, so I set the timer for thirty minutes and periodically checked it, and by the time the topping was fully cooked it was probably about forty-five minutes and the peaches were a bit gloppy. It still tasted wonderful, though, and Mr. Penpen is now convinced he likes peaches. We shared some on Saturday afternoon and he had the leftover with his ice cream (pictured below) that night. He should know by now that heaping up gluttonous portions of desserts runs the risk of having the evidence photographed and blogged about (in his defense, we had just run eight miles before this was consumed).



I gave this recipe a 9 for Deliciousness and a 3 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 3. Many thanks to Andrea of Nummy Kitchen for this excellent seasonal choice. You can find the recipe on Andrea’s site and see what the other bakers thought of the cobbler via the SMS blogroll.

17 comments:

Megan said...

Ha ha ha - gluttonous overload - I like that expression!

Maybe ice cream was the secret to liking this.....

Sarah said...

Your cobbler looks great! I had the same thought earlier today about Melissa Murphy knowing her biscuits...

Leslie said...

He really knows how to adorn a good dessert! I think the shot with all of the ice cream on it is enough of a defense for eating it. It looks amazing!

Tracey said...

Haha I love all that ice cream! Your cobbler looks terrific. The biscuit was my favorite part, hands down.

And I hear you on buying more pans. I have dishes all over the house because I can't find anywhere to store them.

Jessica said...

That cobbler looks amazing and I love the cutter that you used for your biscuits. I have forbidden myself to purchase one more thing for my tiny kitchen as it's bursting at the seems. I completely agree -- it's so much easier to find space when a lot of the tupperware is in use!

Pamela said...

I wasn't a peach fan either until I had this dessert. I think I need to give them another try and be more open minded. Looks great, especially with the ice cream!

JoAnn Freda said...

Does anyone know why it is called "Bear's" peach cobbler? It looks so good I can't wait until summer with all the fresh local peaches. I prefer white peaches over any others and was glad to see that they worked just as well.

PheMom said...

The biscuits were my favorite part too! Yours looks delicious!

Hanaâ said...

Your cobbler turned out great. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I made mine in small ramekins and they were done in 35 minutes.

Hornedfroggy said...

Gorgeous! I have that Le Creuset set in pink and I love the small square dish! :)

Kaitlin said...

I've got get my hands on a 5" pan - it's just me at my apartment so that would come in handy for the times when I'm not able to bring goodies to my boyfriend.

And I'm glad you enjoyed this. I totally agree with your evaluation - this was tasty but quite easy.

Fit Chick said...

I have a few small dishes just so I can cut down the recipes. Your cobbler looks so good, especially with the ice cream.

Michele said...

Your cobbler looks wonderful and I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

The Bahens said...

I suspected that the biscuits were the same ones from the shortcake recipe; now I don't have to go consult my cookbook! I've had to start stashing my cookware on the floor in the corner of my seldom-used dining room!

hotovenwarmheart said...

Hi Margot!

Your cobbler (and ice cream) look decadent, and I love the scalloped edges of your biscuit topping! I think the idea of an EDR rating is very clever- I had to go back in the archives to figure out how it works, but once I did, I realized it is a great way to keep track of your favorite recipes.

I wanted to introduce myself- my name is Joy and I'm a brand new blogger and SMS baker. I'd love for you to check out my site, and I look forward to getting to know you better during future weekly posts!

finsmom said...

Cobbler is one of my all time-favs. Yours looks crazy tasty! Yum!

Mermaid Sweets said...

I love your pan and that picture of the ice cream is awesome, love it. Glad you liked the cobbler.