Monday, September 13, 2010

Cobbler in a Cup


This weekend I tested a recipe for a Gluten-free Peach Cobbler, which came out good (how can anything made with fresh, ripe peaches not be good?), but it was more slump-like and cakey than cobblery, so I've been craving something more authentic ever since.  I didn't want to bake another whole pan of cobbler (or eat that much, which I easily could), and I only had one peach, yet I still wanted to satisfy that craving.


So I decided to try a trick another food blogger used recently for making single-serve chocolate cake in a cup:  use the microwave.  This was something new, and I figured if it didn't work I could just dump out the gooey mess and at least try to salvage the peaches.  To my great joy, the entire thing was not only edible, but incredible!


I started by slicing that lovely peach into eighths, then I sprinkled it with a little bit of Florida Crystals and cinnamon.  I mixed the batter in a separate little cereal bowl.  Because I made it gluten-free, I used 1 tablespoon of rice flour and 1 tablespoon of all-purpose gluten-free flour (but you can just use 2 tablespoons of regular unbleached white flour if you don't have to worry about gluten), 1 tablespoon of Florida Crystals, 1/4 tsp baking powder, pinch of sea salt mixed together with 1 teaspoon of melted coconut oil.  Stir in 1 tablespoon vanilla soy milk until thick dough forms.


Drop dough on top of peach mixture. It won't look too pretty at this point, but trust me, you will be amazed.  Microwave your mug of peaches and dough for 3-4 minutes, until peaches shrink, and the dough becomes cakey.  It will start to smell just like a peach cobbler is baking in your kitchen!


And there you have it:  fresh "baked" peach cobbler in less than ten minutes.  (And gone in under 5!)

9 comments:

Mary said...

What a lovely dessert. I am new to your blog and found it via the FoodBuzz Project Food Blog Competition. I love the food and recipes you feature here. I'll be back often. I'm curious to see what your entry in the next leg of the competition will be. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Mary said...

Thank you for your support, Mary. I'll do my best to fulfill your expectations for the Project FoodBlog competition - there are some pretty inspiring bloggers out there!

sweet swallows said...

It's so great to see another vegan blogger in the competition. I'm not a huge fan of peaches, but that cobbler looks delicious! Best of luck!

Mary said...

Thanks, Sweet Swallows (I love that name!). You can probably try the cobbler with other juicy fruit - I bet blueberries would work well.

Good luck to you, too!

KarmaFree Cooking said...

hi... I am glad I found you over from PFB. Best of luck and I wish we can both advance to the next round.

I am a vegetarian and I hope we non-meat-eaters stick together on this journey.

Check out my post here and I hope you find it interesting enough to vote for me.

http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/1/view/250

Mary said...

Thank you, KarmaFree. I love your PFB post and your passion for vegetarian cooking. You got my vote! Good luck with getting to the next round!

Gina MarySol Ruiz said...

This is a beautiful dessert. You have my vote. Good luck in the competition. va

Lindsay said...

Delcious!! I just gave you a vote! You can check out my entry here: http://tinyurl.com/2ec2hlq Thanks and Good Luck!

Mary said...

Thanks everyone for your support on Project Food Blog!