Weekend Baking Project: Peach Puzzle


[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

As the last of the peaches come into the markets, consider making this old fashioned peach cobbler. The process is incredibly simple if a bit strange: Butter a 9-inch pie plate and place a large ramekin or tea cup in the center. Surround the cup with 6 to 7 peaches then pour a brown sugar syrup over top. Make a quick biscuit dough and drop it over the peaches, then bake until it's golden brown.

The trick? As the cobbler cools, the delicious peach syrup gets sucked up into the cup or ramekin. What appears to be a boring, lumpy biscuit-topped mystery dessert gets an instant makeover when you invert it. A fun way to say goodbye to summer and its fruit.

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