Cheat's cheap peach cobbler

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Serves: 6

By bebeballroom



  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 1 pinch sugar (optional)

  • 1 pinch cinnamon

  • 150ml buttermilk

  • 2 tins peach slices in syrup

  • 1/2 packet of shortcrust pastry mix


  1. Empty the cans into a sieve and drain the syrup, giving them a very quick rinse with some cold water.
  2. Put peaches into a saucepan with a generous pinch of cinnamon. Bring to the boil over a medium heat, turn down and simmer until the peach slices are just starting to go soft.
  3. Transfer the peaches to an oven-proof dish. (Steps 1-3 can be done in advance, and peaches covered and left until you need it later).
  4. Preheat the oven to 190C.
  5. In a bowl, empty half the pack of pastry mix, add about half buttermilk and mix. Then, add the rest of the buttermilk and mix. You are aiming for a very wet, sticky dough. Add a tablespoon or 2 of milk if needed.
  6. Dollop the mixture on top of the peaches and sprinkle with a little sugar (demerara works well) if using.
  7. Bake in the oven until the 'cobbles' are risen and golden, about 30-40 minutes. (But check depending on how efficient your oven is!)
  8. Serve warm with custard, cream, ice cream or whatever you fancy!

Handy Hint

Add a little brown sugar when cooking the peaches for extra flavour.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

  • Low fat

  • Egg Free

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  • bebeballroom 19/09/11 14:34

    You can do a couple of these in a week as you only need half a pack of the buttermilk & pastry mix each time. Think this costs me less than £2 to make & is perfect for chilly autumn days!