Really, a cobbler is for later on in the summer, when the fruit is getting a bit old and past it, not now when they are just starting to appear in the shops. But I foolishly left the peaches in a bag with potatoes so by the time we were home they were only good for cooking. I read a Jamie Oliver recipe on his website, but it ended up quite different, so let’s call it inspired by Jamie
If eldest asks, this didn’t have any alcohol in them.
Some bruised peaches – 8 or so.
Vanilla sugar (ordinary sugar will be fine, but I have vanilla sugar in our larder so used it)
White port – a good glug.
50g ground almond
100g self raising flour
100g cold block margarine
Put the chopped fruit, sugar and alcohol in a pan and cook it for about 10 minutes – just long enough to warm the fruit through and soften it (the port helps with that.)
Turn the oven on at 190C.
Mix the ground almonds, flour and sugar together, chop the block marg into the mixture and rub them together gently with your fingers as though you were making pastry. You’ll probably find it pretty sticky, thanks to the almonds, but you will need to add a tiny amount of water it turn it fully into a dough.
Then put the fruit in a dish and spread the dough on top – it is too sticky to roll, so I flattened it with my hands until it was about the right shape. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes – until it is starting to darken on top.
Eaten with fake or real ice-cream, depending on your diet.