About this recipe:The tartness of lemon rind and juice brightens up slices of fresh peach, almond extract adds a subtle nutty sweetness in this simple, traditional fruit cobbler recipe. Can be made with tinned peaches or other fruit, as well. Simple, sweet pudding treat for any night of the week!
510g sliced fresh peaches
200g caster sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
190g plain flour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons caster sugar
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Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly grease a 20cm square cake tin.
Place sliced peaches in prepared tin. Mix together 200g sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and almond extract. Place in oven while preparing crumble (heating peaches first helps prevent dough from getting soggy).
In a large bowl combine flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder and salt. Rub in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and egg; stir just until flour is moistened. Spread over hot peaches and sprinkle top with remaining sugar.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown.