Peach and Strawberry Flapjack Cobbler

Peach and strawberry cobbler | Butter Baking
So it’s getting cold.

And I don’t like it.

Peach and strawberry cobbler | Butter Baking
I want warm, summer, sun, long days, being outside, the beach, fruit, cocktails…
And the list goes on.

Instead, it’s rainy, the sun goes down super early, the heater is on and I’m back to wearing two pairs of socks to bed.

Peach and strawberry cobbler | Butter Baking
And I’m in denial.

I don’t want to accept that we’re already more than halfway through autumn. Nor do I want to face that winter is right around the corner.

Peach and strawberry cobbler | Butter Baking
So I’m still baking with summer fruit.I have no idea how it’s still in the stores, or where the peaches and strawberries are coming from in late April, but if they’re there, I’m certainly going to be baking with them.

And making crumbly, oaty, fruity, cobblers.

Peach and strawberry cobbler | Butter Baking
I absolutely, absolutely LOVE this crumbly, cobbler-style dish.

I was eating this baby for breakfast with yogurt, straight out of the baking dish for lunch, and in heaped bowlfuls for dessert.

Peach and strawberry cobbler | Butter Baking
I love the baked strawberries and the peaches work with them beautifully.

The topping is like an oaty, crisp crumble around the edges, like a flapjack, while the middle is a softer, cobbler-style pastry.

Peach and strawberry cobbler | Butter Baking
It was baked fruit love, and I really want summer fruit to stick around a little longer so I can bake this thing over and over again.

Peach and strawberry cobbler | Butter Baking
PEACH AND STRAWBERRY FLAPJACK COBBLER
 
Ingredients
  • For the fruit filling:
  • 2 large peaches
  • 2 punnets strawberries (500g, 1 pound)
  • ¼ cup caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1½ tbsp tapioca flour (or arrowroot or cornstarch)
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the flapjack topping:
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 150g unsalted butter (5 oz)
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and lightly butter a 10 inch pie dish.
  2. To make the filling, peel the peach and dice it into 1cm cubes. Hull and halve the strawberries.
  3. Combine the peaches, strawberries, sugar, tapioca and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Arrange the fruit filling in an even layer over the base of the pie dish. Set aside.
  5. To make the flapjack topping, mix together the flour, oats, both sugars, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  6. In a small bowl, microwave the butter until melted. Mix in the cream and maple syrup.
  7. Pour the butter mixture over the oat mixture, and stir to combine.
  8. Spoon the flapjack topping over the fruit and spread it out evenly using the back of a spoon.
  9. Place the pie dish on a tray and bake for 40 minutes, until golden. Serves 8.
  10. Happy baking!

The flapjack topping is adapted from Good Things to Eat via Technicolour Kitchen.

16 Thoughts on “Peach and Strawberry Flapjack Cobbler

  1. Oh my, I love flapjacks! Luckily the weather is turning hotter over here, so the local summerfruits are just around the corner ;)

  2. OMG this sound so super delicious! And I just love your pictures and this cute green plate :P Luckily I live on the other half of the world and spring is veeerrry slowly approaching, so this recipe is just perfect now :D I wouldn’t mind if you would post summer-y dishes throughout all of your winter :P Hahaha, crazy world ;)

  3. I can understand your resistance to winter, Natasha! Not to rub it in, but I am excited for this recipe because I am soooo looking forward to fresh fruit and cobblers in the next few months! This is the perfect dessert to usher in the warm weather here. All through my winter I sighed at Australian bbq blogs and bookmarked for later use. So if you would like to do summer recipes all through the Australian winter, that is fine with me! :)

    • Haha you lucky thing you, you’ve got spring now, and summer is right around the corner! I hope you bake it and love it as much as I do :-)
      Haha and I will make sure I throw in the occasional summer recipe for you ;-)

  4. Can’t wait to try this one out! I have to agree with you about not liking it getting cold… but cold weather does mean divine warm winter puddings like this one!

    • Thanks Catherine! Hope you enjoy it, let me know how you go! Haha you are so right, cold weather does mean more fun baking, and a little extra padding around my waist ;-)

  5. ooooh I love a good cobbler and I guess strawberries and peaches are an amazing combination :) great idea! Beautiful blog you have, I just discovered it!
    xox Amy

  6. This looks and sounds incredible!

  7. Looks amazing! I will definitely try this recipe. Thank you (:

  8. One of my favorite things about summer, besides being able to wear shorts, is enjoying the bounty of fresh fruit. Inspiration for desserts is never a problem in summer: I just have to go to the farmers’ market and I’m bedazzled by the overflowing baskets of blueberries, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and strawberries before my eyes, beseeching me to find them a home in a delicious dessert or two. There’s no end to the possibilities of what you can make with a ripe bowl of fruit; in fact, sometimes the challenge is deciding what recipe to try before you’ve eaten all the fruit out of hand! Since summer can also bring hot, lazy weather that discourages long hours in front of the oven, I like to have several dessert recipes on hand that are quick, simple, and allow the simple beauty of summer fruit to shine through. Here they are: feel free to use whatever fruit catches your fancy, as they’re all quite easygoing and adaptable recipes!

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