We finally made it – it’s the long weekend and time to crack open some wine and start making the party rounds. It’s hot, its beautiful outside and probably the last thing you want to do is start patchke-ing with a big baking project. But I have just the baking project for you, and it’s so easy.
I was thinking about making cobbler for this weekend, but I didn’t want to start messing the kitchen up with flour and pastry cutters and whatnot. So instead I grabbed a can of store-bought biscuits. No really. I popped it open, cut the biscuits into quarters rolled it in sugar, a pinch of salt and some chopped fresh rosemary and topped my cobbler.
If you are thinking that rosemary seems like a strange flavor on top of a sweet dessert, that’s totally fine – feel free to leave off the rosemary if it weirds you out. But if you want to try a new combination of flavors, I would highly recommend trying the combination of fruit and fresh herbs. Instead of rosemary you could also use basil.
The cobbler is delicious on its own, but I highly recommend topping it with fresh whipped or a big heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serve this dish at your summer parties to wow your friends and family, and they don’t need to know you barely broke a sweat putting this together.
2 cups strawberries, cut in half
6-7 medium peaches, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp salt
1 can store-bought biscuits (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
pinch of salt
Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine peaches, strawberries cornstarch, sugar, 1/4 tsp salt and lemon zest in a rectangle baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes.
While filling is baking, remove biscuits from container and cut into quarters.
Combine sugar, chopped rosemary and pinch of salt in a bowl. Roll pieces of biscuit into sugar mixture.
After 25 minutes, remove filling and place pieces of sugar-rolled biscuit on top of fruit. Place back into the oven and bake for another 16-18 minutes. You may need to turn the cobbler around in the oven depending on your oven for even browning.
Remove from oven and serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.