Simple Peach Berry Cobbler will be your new summer go-to for dessert! Ripe peaches mixed with a medley of berries, topped with a crumbly flour mixture is the way to go for your next picnic, potluck, or weekend treat.
Returning to blogging after an unplanned hiatus – thanks to wedding planning and preparing to move – feels like catching up with old friends. You’re anxious to get to the lunch or coffee date location (or WordPress), you want to hear and share every single detail during the hiatus (I’ll try to keep it brief), yet it’s like you’ve never been apart (besides the weeks of friends’ blog posts you want to read).
Our wedding weekend was spectacular. It’s crazy to think that 14 months of planning dwindles down to less than 8 hours of celebrations, but all of the hard work (and later on, stress) was worth it! Celebrating a happy event with our families and friends was all we wanted, and it went without any glitches. Well, besides the fact that the bus delivering all of the guests to the venue broke down! People either waited for a new bus or called Ubers to get to the ceremony, and the only way we found out was through a single text that went through to Ray’s sister’s phone!
Photo: C. Tyler Corvin Studio
Photo: C. Tyler Corvin Studio
Following our wedding – and then a friend’s wedding the day after – we headed down to Riveria Maya for a honeymoon. Luckily, Ray and I are on the same page when it comes to vacationing. With mostly days of relaxation and taking less than 10,000 steps , we did sprinkle in a couple days of being active and going on an excursion. The resort had kayaks and hobby cats (tiny catamarans), which we took out onto the crisp, blue Caribbean waters.
During the middle of our trip, we took a tour down in Tulum. A couple hours were spent walking around the ancient Mayan ruins, and the remainder of the tour was filled with snorkeling…WITH SEA TURTLES! After a few minutes of adjusting to a) breathing out of my mouth, and b) taking breaths from something MUCH smaller than…the open air, I could enjoy the surroundings. During our swim I saw about four or five turtles, and you should’ve heard all the girls squealing when they came up to the surface (they do so every 10 minutes, according to our guide) for air!
Now that Ray and I are back, it’s time to hustle for our move next Thursday. There’s a light at the end of the adult-life tunnel…
One thing (among many) that I missed about blogging? Sharing a recipe with you for Foodie Friday. I missed two, and it felt WEIRD! Today’s theme is “Food Blogger Love”. The task was to adapt a recipe from a food blogger, and it was the perfect opportunity for me to try (a twist on) Lauren’s recipe for an easy mixed berry cobbler.
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Lauren and I connected through the Virginia Bloggers community, and as luck would have it, we didn’t meet until AFTER I moved to Charlottesville. At the time, she was still living in northern VA, and we were able to meet up a couple of times when I traveled back up to visit. Our first coffee date at Dolcezza turned into a multiple hour, catch-up-with-old-but-actually-new-friend event. Isn’t it odd how two people can just CLICK? I’m gushing.
Anyway, Lauren is a fantastic lady, currently in grad school to be a Registered Dietician. When she posted this recipe last spring, I immediately saved it for future baking. A year later, and I’m finally making it. Sorry, Lo! .
Would you agree that, as you’ve grown older, you learn to accept certain characteristics about yourself? I’ve always wished that I paid 100% of my attention to detail, 110% of the time. But…that simply isn’t true. It always starts out that way, but I can never follow through with details (unless my job depends on it). Take cooking, for example. I fully embrace semi-spherical protein balls and burger patties that are not truly disc-shaped. Thank goodness I’m not a chef at a fancy restaurant whose main concern is presentation.
My 80% detail-oriented self rejoices in this cobbler, and we can all get straight to the fact that this dish tastes PHENOMENAL. Didn’t cut your peaches into perfectly measured pieces? Not a concern. Forgot to whip out a ruler to measure the exact distance between each sprinkle of cobbler? We’re still friends. Let the jury note that I fully appreciate detail in all things, ESPECIALLY food. Seeing dishes that are presented with the utmost attention to detail makes me happy. It’s an art that I enjoy looking at (and then eating), rather than creating myself. For now.
When you make this dish for Father’s Day this weekend, a July 4th BBQ next month, or anytime you’re craving something sweet, get excited for each of your five senses to be blown away:
Sight: even if the peaches aren’t perfectly diced, check out the vibrant colors bursting out of your screen! The pops of orange and purple from the fruits had me eating a few bites before dinner…
Sound: …of your friend/significant other saying “This is good!” will make your day, and you’ll want to celebrate with a second serving.
Taste: Coconutty cobbler topping, sweet peaches and blackberries, all married together to make one (easy) cobbler recipe that’s worthy of going into your recipe box. AKA it’s scrumptious.
Scent: I love the smell of baked goods. But baked goods that have coconut products and fruit? Heaven in your oven.
Feel: as far as texture goes, this covers the bases. You’ll get the smooth ripeness of the peach, bites of blackberries that held their shape, and doughy cobbler topping.
- 2 cups fresh blackberries
- 2 large, ripe peaches, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8½” x 11″ baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine peaches, berries, and lemon juice. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat coconut sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla until smooth and well incorporated. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet, using a wooden spoon. Dough will start to form. Mix until crumbly texture forms.
- Spread fruit mixture evenly on bottom of pan, and top with cobbler topping.
- Bake in preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until fruit mixture is bubbly and topping looks golden.
- Serve hot, or store – covered – in the fridge.
Pin for Later:
- What fruits would you put in your cobbler dish?
- Where are you on the Attention to Detail scale?
- Do you have any vacations lined up?
- Favorite summer fruit is: _______