This is the last of my vacation cooking posts. I just had to make this cobbler in order to take full advantage of the local ingredients. Fresh South Carolina peaches – YUM! So, I made this for dessert one evening. It is simple to throw together and the most time-consuming part is peeling all the peaches (despite the fact that I use all the little tricks, this never seems to go well for me). However, it becomes completely worth it once you take the first bite of this dessert. The biscuit topping has very little sweetness, but it doesn’t need any because the peaches provide that component of the flavor. Normally I am all about the fruit in a dessert like this and the biscuit is really secondary, but these biscuits are really, really good. The fruit filling is fresh and perfectly juicy, and a bowl of this along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is simply divine.
My final tip for vacation cooking is this – plan ahead! Vacation is for relaxing, so you do not want to be menu planning or stressing over what to feed 10 people once you arrive. I planned my menu in advance so there was not much thought required once we arrived. Not only that, it allowed me to bring any minimal equipment I needed to take with me, as well as some staple ingredients (olive oil, red wine vinegar, etc.) and spices to avoid having to spend more money on such things at the high-priced grocery store at our destination.