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Home Sweet Home Bakealong 18: Peach Cobbler (but Banana and Chocolate)

February 28, 2015


It’s peach? Cobblers

Mr B isn’t a big fruit fan and is especially not keen on it sullying a good sponge / cake / bar / bake. I see his point (though I LOVE crumble). If you want fruit, have fruit. If you want cake, have cake. So, when I asked him which fruit he was most likely to eat in a cobbler we eventually settled on banana because it might be like banana bread. I threw some chocolate in just to smooth the way a little.

Mr B’s review? It’s nice, but it’d be nicer without the banana. I say that it’s an easy and effective Sunday lunch type pudding.

Serve with custard. Or else.

Peach Cobbler (but made with banana and chocolate)
from Home Sweet Home by The Hummingbird Bakery

For the filling:
3 x 400g tins of sliced peaches (in juice) [I used 3 bananas sliced and tossed in lemon juice + half a bar of chocolate cut into chunks]
50g soft light brown sugar
20g caster sugar [I used all soft light brown, Beckie only used 10g in total and I’m not sure it needed an, especially for bananas]
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp cornflour (I’m not entirely sure what the point of this is. Normally it’s to stop

For the topping:
170g plain flour
60g caster sugar, plus 3 tbsp for sprinkling
50g soft light brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
120g cold, unsalted butter, cubed
60ml boiling water
1 tsp mixed spice

Join Beckie and me in our Epic 100 part bakealong. Next week it’s Peanut Butter Granola Bars


I’m also adding this to Cook Blog Share

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2015 6:55 pm

    Really??! We love fruit in our cakes! Can’t please everyone, I suppose. Looks lovely though 🙂

    • February 28, 2015 6:57 pm

      Yeah, actually you can’t beat a good apple cake. You’re right. He’s wrong 😉 but I love him lots so I might let him off!

  2. lucyparissi permalink
    March 1, 2015 6:02 pm

    My husband is the same re:fruit though he loves a good pie! But don’t think you can have cobbler without fruit! This sounds yummy – perfect rainy day comfort food. #CookBlogShare

    • March 1, 2015 6:22 pm

      No, I’m pretty sure that cobbler without fruit is either cake or scone!!

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