Anyway, in happier news, on Wednesday night I made a delicious peach cobbler, so today I thought I'd give you a fully illustrated step by step guide. The recipe for the topping is dead easy, being exactly the same as the one for the scones I posted the other day.
Rub 3 oz butter or margarine into 6 oz self-raising flour...
...until it resembles breadcrumbs (actually looks more like couscous to me, but still). Then add 1 1/2 oz sugar:
Gradually add milk or soya milk to make a dough:
Meanwhile, take a punnet of peaches that you have found in the bargain bin at the supermarket (49p!), peel and chop into chunks. If they're underripe soften them in a pan on the hob with some sugar.
Now roll out your dough into a slab 2-3cm thick and cut out rounds using a cutter (or a Martini glass...):
Place the peaches, which you have sprinkled with sugar to your own taste, into a dish and top with the cobbles. Add a final sprinkling of sugar:
Bake in a medium oven (175/gas mark 4) until light golden on top (approx 10 mins):