Peaches are in season! Wonderful juicy sweet peaches. There is nothing like a beautiful ripe peach. It’s like candy. But only if they’re good. Peaches are fickle. Much like bananas and pears. Or maybe I’m the fickle one.
I need my peaches to be ripe, but not too ripe.
Soft, but not squishy.
Textured, but not mealy. Or mushy. YUCK.
And well, it doesn’t happen that often that I come across consistently good peaches. So whenever I find ’em, I TAKE as many as I can get in a bag. I’m pleased to say my boys love fresh ripe peaches as much as I do.
Mike ran into the store the other day and I told him to get more peaches ’cause you know I had eaten up the bunch that I bought just a few days prior. However, he doesn’t quite have the nose for a good peach, so the ones he picked up I felt were sort of lackluster. There was no SMELL! I went ahead and looked up some cobbler recipes since I felt like they wouldn’t do as handfruit.
I’ve never made a cobbler before. I’ve made plenty of pies and crisps and crumbles, but never a cobbler. And never a peach cobbler at that. But I came across this recipe and it looked yummy AND easy. I was going to give it a go.
I only had four peaches and they actually were the white variety. But by the time this evening rolled around, they were actually pretty ripe and juicy. Though not so much as I couldn’t peel (with my standard oxo peeler) or slice them without difficulty. I’m certainly glad I didn’t have the boil the skins off. I don’t have the patience for that!
The recipe took me all of 20 minutes to put together and it made our home smell delightful. I served it warm with a scoop of Aldens light vanilla bean ice cream. (It’s my favorite brand of ice cream)
What a wonderful treat for a Tuesday evening!