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Chef Keem's Best Peach Cobbler Recipe
When God Created Dessert - He Made Fresh Peach Cobbler With Agave Nectar!
Fresh peaches, butter, vanilla, cinnamon - tantalizing kitchen aromas wafting through the house: Something delicious is baking in the oven!
Once upon a time, God asked all angels: "What shall be our primary divine dessert?" And the angels answered in unison: "Fresh peach cobbler with Texas Hill Country peaches!"
Only one scrawny little low-carb angel in the corner raised his right wing tip in opposition. "And what would you suggest, St. Atkins?" asked God. "Uhm...angel food cake?!" came the timid reply. The rest is heavenly history.
This lens will guide you step-by-step through the best peach cobbler recipe ever in the whole wide world - a recipe using agave sweetener. Make it for yourself first, then serve it to your guests and you will achieve instant celebrity status.
The Best Peach Cobbler Recipe - A Chef's Confession...
Introducing the true creator of this unbelievable dessert
I must admit to it: I didn't create this recipe. As much as I'd like to take credit for this delightful dish - I can't! I'm only the messenger, the presenter of this generous gift to all of you, oh uninitiated ones - home bakers and pastry professionals alike.
Allow me to introduce to you: the lovely and charming best friend, wife, and peachy Queen of mine - Chef Karen!
My beautiful wife made her cobbler many times for me. Recently, she started to replace the refined sugar in the recipe with agave nectar. Not only is this a much healthier preparation, I think the use of agave nectar actually improved the flavors.
The Most Important Ingredient? You Have One Guess...
...the peach, of course. Karen and I love Texas Hill Country peaches. The best and most famous varieties come from Stonewall and Fredericksburg, Texas - a 90-minutes drive from Austin. The peach farmers come to town and offer their gorgeous crops at the farmers market where Karen and I have a booth selling our Agasweet flavored agave nectar. We consider ourselves very fortunate for being at the source of the best seasonal fruit during summertime in Texas.
Let's get started with our step-by-step instructions for the best peach cobbler ever...
5 pounds of perfect peaches
pure vanilla extract
organic canola oil
Prepare The Peaches!
Try not to eat too many of them before you finish the peeling...
- To peel peaches, place whole peach in boiling water for 30 seconds.
- Remove from boiling water with slotted spoon and place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
- Pull skin off using blade edge of paring knife to grab peel.
- Also use this method to peel other fruits such as apricots and tomatoes.
Combine in a medium saucepan:
approx. 4 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup agave nectar; stir in some ground cinnamon
Over medium heat, bring this mixture to a brief bubble;
remove from heat and set aside.
To prepare the pan, drop 1/2 stick of butter in 13" x 9" baking pan and place it in a 325 degree F oven until melted.
Don't forget to remove the pan from the oven before the butter starts burning!
Let's Make The Batter!
Thank you, Chef Karen, for sharing your secret with us!
Place the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl:
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Stir to combine.
Now add the wet ingredients:
1 cup milk
2/3 cup agave nectar with a few drops of vanilla extract
1/2 cup organic canola oil
With a whisk, blend all the ingredients to a consistency of cake batter.
Now We Fill The Baking Pan!
The sequence makes all the difference!
Pour the batter on top of the melted butter.
Distribute the batter evenly.
Pour the warm peach mixture on top of the batter.
Sprinkle a little ground cinnamon over the top.
Put the pan in the oven. Bake at 325 degrees F for about 45 minutes.
We're Almost There!
A divine dessert in the making..
After about 30 minutes of baking time, let's open the oven door slowly and check on our masterpiece.
The batter has risen up around the sides. We need to bake the cobbler some more until the edges are golden brown and the filling is bubbling in the center.
Look at the beautifully caramelized edges!
Voila! It came out great - a perfect peach cobbler!
Presentation Is Everything? - I'd eat my cobbler straight from the pan...
What's Your Favorite Way To Serve A Cobbler - Peach Or Otherwise?
How Do We Serve Peach Cobbler?
Chef Karen has some ideas...
According to Chef Karen -
It's against the law in Texas to serve peach cobbler without Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice cream!
That's fine with me, folks - as long as we follow my law, too: I always get a triple serving!
Chef Keem's portion:
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