Wednesday, September 2, 2015


~ Frugal Living NW

3 lb. peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced (about 6 cups)
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 T. cornstarch
1/2 c. coconut
1/2 t. cinnamon or ginger
2 T. butter, diced

2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c shortening or butter
1 c. coconut, divided
3/4 c. buttermilk or milk
1 t. vanilla
2 T. milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

To make the filling, use a medium bowl to combine sugar, cornstarch, coconut, and ginger or cinnamon. Add sliced peaches and stir gently to combine. Place in a 9" pie pan or square baking dish.
Dot with butter.

Using the bowl you just emptied, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut the shortening or butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut, reserving the remaining 1/2 cup for later, buttermilk, and vanilla. Lightly knead until thoroughly combined.

Form the dough into a ball on a lightly floured surface, then roll or pat into an 8" circle or square that's about 1/2" thick. Place the dough over the filling, leaving a bit of space around the edges for steam to escape. Brush the top with 2 tablespoons of milk.

Bake 30 minutes, remove and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup coconut over the topping, then bake 10-15 minutes more or until golden brown.

Notes: Our coconut starts to burn after just six minutes, so keep an eye on yours and either let the cobbler bake longer before putting it on or take the dish out of the oven early as needed.  


Heather@To Sow a Seed said...

Made this last night (told you I love coconut!) and it was FABULOUS! One question-- I see buttermilk in the directions, but not the ingredients? Did I miss something? I ended up using whole milk soured w lemon, and added more than the called for couple of tablespoons to get the dough consistency. It still turned out yummy!

Bethany Weathersby said...

Heather - I'm happy about two things. One, that you liked it. Isn't it good?! Two, that you let me know I left something completely out of the ingredient list. Ay yi yi. There should have been 3/4 cup of buttermilk in the topping mixture, then a little bit of regular milk brushed on top. Off to fix it!