In the high-flying comedy Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, bickering roommates Abby and Marilyn use a sense-memory trick to change the taste of their less-than-satisfying cafeteria-style shepherd’s pie into a delicious, homemade peach cobbler. There’s nothing like a crumbly cobbler to bring two people together!
With this scrumptious recipe, you won’t have to pretend to taste peach cobbler—you can make it yourself!
Preheat the oven to 425℉. Butter a 1 ½-quart shallow baking dish to prevent stickiness. Place sliced peaches in the dish and sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and flour. Mix gently, then spread evenly again. Bake for 10 minutes.
While the cobbler filling is baking, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and brown sugar in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter (or your fingers) to create a crumb-like texture in the mixture. Add buttermilk. Stir all ingredients to form a soft dough.
Remove the cobbler filling from the oven and drop rounded spoonfuls of dough on top. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of brown sugar, and return the dish to the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the dough is golden brown. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream!
And don’t forget to share your experience baking Abby’s Sense-ible Cobbler on social media! Tag @ensemblecincy so we can see your scrumptious creation.
Watch Abby and Marilyn experience this delectable treat in Ripcord, playing January 19-February 16.