Our web editor often receives emails containing general questions, asking how is it possible to create the absolute best tasting peach cobbler. The ingredients used to create your peach cobbler obviously play the most important role in how your finished dessert will taste. In this article we will briefly discuss some tips and tricks that can help you create the best possible cobbler. The freshness of your ingredients, the brand of your ingredients, and the proportion of your ingredients are basically the three pillars of any great cobbler dish. If you have any questions at all regarding this article, please don't hesitate to send our staff an email. General response time to any inquiry is one to two business days. You can also mail us an inquiry if you prefer, our postal address is located in the contact us section of our website.
The first and most important issue regarding peach cobbler ingredients, is their freshness. I know this sounds obvious, but you would be surprised at how often people use expired or unfresh ingredients in their desserts without knowing it. With spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, or allspice, be sure and give them a quick sniff check before using them, regardless of whether or not the expiration date is still good. Sometimes spices and seasonings will become extremely dull in flavor if they haven't been properly stored. With regard to your peaches, always use fresh unbruised fruit only. Bruised peaches or any bruised fruit for that matter can be an unpleasant source of bacteria, and so it should always be cut away from the fruit that you add to your cobbler. Vanilla extract is another thing that can also have a creeping expiration date, so check that regularly before using it.
Another obvious trick to creating a great tasting peach cobbler, is to use tried and tested brand name ingredients. When I bake I only use ingredient brands I am familiar with, as in my own experience generic or subpar ingredient brands will usually end with a subpar tasting peach cobbler. I am careful about this even with basic ingredients such as flour or sugar, which contrary to what most people would think, they also have a substantial influence over the taste of your finished desserts. I have also found in my experience that premium ingredients will often help create a premium tasting cobbler, and this is especially true with regard to vanilla extract, bees honey, ground spices, and any other ingredients. So don't fall for the line that name brand ingredients are mostly a gimmick to get you to spend more money, in most cases this just isn't true.
The last area you should always pay attention to when creating a peach cobbler, is the proportion of your ingredients. I have a major sweet tooth, so I often use a lot of sugar or honey in my desserts, possibly more than the average person would use. I also tend to use a lot more vanilla and spices as well, as I like a rich flavorful dessert. The trick however with regard to ingredient proportions is to consider the audience that will be enjoying your dessert. If you love extra vanilla or cinnamon in your cobbler, do consider that this might not be the case with people eating the dessert, so try and find a middle ground. I mention this obvious point, because I will often set myself up to create my own typical cobbler suited to my own tastes, and then realize that I should scale back certain ingredients when preparing a cobbler for a holiday party, so that everyone can enjoy it.