Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Art Smith's Peach Cobbler

Well, actually.... the only reason I call it that is because I watched Top Chef Masters a few weeks ago and he was on as a contestant.  One of the things he was doing was a tiny version of Peach Cobbler... rolling out some light dough with a miniature rolling pin.... and he used the teeniest little ramekins with a handle.... it was pretty cute because he has huge hands and it made everything look even more miniscule.  The judges were suitably impressed with the cuteness of it as well.












I don't have a clue what he put into it... they don't tell you and you don't get to see all of the preparation...

But, .. I had to give one a try even though it was a guessing game.  I tried to find his recipes on line... no luck at all.  Too much advertising to go through to get anywhere with that.  I gave up.

No fresh peaches around here at this time of year, so I used some canned in pear juice.  Butter the ramekins.   I added a bit of cornstarch to my juice and tossed in a few blueberries.  I thought it would add to the dish as I have seen recipes before that had peaches and blueberries, but, honestly, it makes the peaches a horrible deep purplish colour and ..well....it just didn't look that great to me.  Next time...just peaches.












I was already mixing up some sweet tea biscuit dough for an apple cobbler, so just swiped a little blob...added a bit of flour to it.. and floured the countertop and rolled out a piece.  I sprinkled a bit of sugar on top as well..to counter the adding of flour. Don't want dry tasteless tops on my cobbler!

Baked them til lovely and golden and voila... Peach Cobbler.  So cute.  The perfect snack for Mr. BV and me when he came home from work....













Then.... we had supper.  Hahahah.... yes, indeed,  always have dessert first.  That's my motto.

7 comments:

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

This looks fabulous! I am so glad I discovered your blog!!

rachel said...

Very good! - but the best bit is having dessert first. And after.

Sage said...

That looks to be so good and easy to make; on my to do list when i get back home.
Rita

Healing Woman said...

Yes, I agree. Dessert first. I always check the dessert menu before I order dinner at a restaurant.

Your cobblers look yummy.

Krista said...

Wow - those look really really yummy! Life is uncertain - eat dessert first! ;o) A great motto...

Sandy said...

Ohhh they are adorable! I love fresh peaches and we do have them around here now.

Eastlake Victorian said...

Sometimes dessert INSTEAD of dinner, too! ;)

Those little cobblers looks so yummy. I'll have to bake some soon, before the weather gets too warm for baking!

-Pam