Wheat Peach Cobbler Recipe – Bleaching originated because of public demand for whiter flour; however, nutritionally, bleached and unbleached flour are equivalent.
Recipe from the cookbook ‘Food for Thought from Parents to Children,’ courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.
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Nutrition analysis: One serving provides approximately: 293 calories, 6 g protein, 51 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 40 mcg folate, 2 mg iron, 70 mg sodium.
America’s traditional cobbler contains fruit filling, while the British version is filled with meat and vegetables.
- For the filling: 10 to 12 peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1-inch chunks*
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- Pinch of salt
- For the topping: 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup low-fat milk
- 1 tablespoon low-fat milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 Preheat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, combine the peaches, cornstarch, brown sugar, lemon juice and salt, tossing gently. Transfer the mixture (filling) to a 9 x 9-inch or 8 x 11 1/2-inch pan; set aside.
- 2 Mix the flours, salt, brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the butter and mix until coarse and crumbly. Add 3/4 cup of milk and mix just until combined. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; knead a few times to smooth out. Form into a ball and roll out into the shape and size of the baking dish, about 1/4-inch thick. Place the dough on top of the prepared fruit.
- 3 Brush the top of the dough with the remaining tablespoon of milk and sprinkle with the granulated sugar. Place the cobbler on a sheet-pan to catch any juices that may boil over. Bake until the top is golden brown and juices are bubbling for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving. *If fresh peaches are unavailable, frozen can be substituted.