I live and grew up in the midwest and here what makes a cobbler is a top and bottom crust. This crust is kneaded in order to have a true cobbler texture which is a bit tougher texture than a cake or pie dough. I also prefer using margarine instead of butter for the small salt content that adds flavor. I have adjusted the sugar amount in this recipe..after reading a few reviews. It depends on how sweet your peaches are..adjust to your liking!!
- Preaheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and Crisco.
- Mix until the mix is crumbley, add water and mix well.
- On a floured surface, knead the mixture several times or about 3 minutes.
- Cut mixture in half, form into two balls and cover with plastic wrap and chill.
- Add sugar,flour and spices to peaches.
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, add peaches and mix well.
- Simmer for 7 minutes Remove from heat and cool. Add vanilla.
- Remove dough from fridge and roll out one crust on a floured suface into a rectangle.about a 12x10. Place in a greased 11x9 baking dish.
- Pour filling over the crust. Add just a few small pieces of butter or margarine random on top of mixture.
- Roll out second ball on floured surface and cut into strips. Place strips in any form.weaved or otherwise on top of peach mixture. Swab top strips with softened butter with a brush or paper towel.
- Sprinkle top with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 30-40 mins until golden brown.
- Let rest for about 10 minutes so crust will set.