Monday, July 5, 2010

'Honey' Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

I can't get enough of peaches in the summertime! This yummy dessert is the perfect end to a summer meal.

In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour with 4 cups chopped and peeled peaches, 2 tablespoons agave nectar (in place of honey), 1 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1/8 tsp. salt; let stand for 15 minutes.

Definitely don't forget to peel the peaches before you chop them! I chopped up one, then had to remove the peel from each individual cube, before realizing my mistake.

Gently fold in 1 and 1/2 cups blackberries, then spoon the mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray; set aside.

Lightly spoon 1 cup all-purpose flour into a measuring cup and level with a knife. Combine the flour in a bowl with 6 tablespoons vegan sugar (such as Wholesome Sweeteners), 1 and 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt. I realized last minute that I didn't have any fresh lemons at home, so omitted the rind!

Cut 3 tablespoons vegan butter (such as Earth Balance) into small pieces, then cut the 'butter' into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or - my favorite method - your fingers, until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

The recipe called to add 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk. It's tough to make that much vegan buttermilk at home, so I made a full cup (1 tablespoon lemon juice plus enough plain soy milk to measure 1 cup; let the mixture stand 5 minutes to sour it). I added the amount needed, then discarded the extra.

Stir the 'buttermilk' into the flour mixture just until moist, then drop in 6 mounds on top of the peach mixture. Sprinkle the mounds with 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (which you probably already have in your pantry, as a vegan!).

Bake the cobbler at 400 degrees for 40 minutes - it should be bubbly and golden by the end.

1/2 cup of cobbler plus one biscuit makes a serving of 290 calories. Although delicious hot out of the oven, I actually enjoyed leftovers for breakfast, too!

peaches $7.26
blackberries $2.99
plain soy milk $2.49

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance