To say that dessert in my house is important would be an understatement.
My children LOVE dessert.
It is often the motivation they need to finish up dinner or complete a chore.
You can't argue with cleaning your room when you can smell something delicious cooking in the oven.
Last night as a treat, and not motivation, I baked peach and blueberry cobbler for the family and as the resident vegetarian member of my family I decided to "veganize" it.
Ingredients for the fruit filling:
5 peaches (sliced)
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 C sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp cinnamon
juice from 1 lemon
Ingredients for the cobbler:
1 C all purpose unbleached flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp Earth Balance
1/2 C almond milk (unsweetened)
*as a preference I use all organic ingredients
To prepare the fruit filling combine, in a skillet, your sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
Stir to combine and then top with peaches and blueberries.
Stir the mixture frequently until it boils and the sauce begins to thicken.
While the sauce is thickening prepare your cobbler dough.
In a bowl combine your flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in your Earth Balance. Then add your milk to form a dough.
By this point your sauce and fruit mixture should be thickened and ready to spoon into an ungreased baking dish.
Man does that fruit look GOOD!
I contemplated stopping here and just consuming the fruit with some ice cream (non-dairy), but I thought the kids might enjoy the cobbler/biscuit so I proceeded on.
Top the fruit with your cobbler dough. I found it easiest to make small hand formed biscuit rounds and place those on top of the fruit.
Bake in the over for 25-30 minutes on 400 degrees.
Or if you prefer:
This was fantastic, as witnessed by my exclusive taste test panel
Yep Andrew is wearing a "robe" he was the king last night and of course all kings should have royal vestments.
However I cannot deny that the proof is in the pudding..errr cobbler
We licked our bowls clean.