Today is my birthday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate it than with my favorite childhood dessert! Well, for now a super quick doodlewash of it! Yep, it’s time to celebrate Peach Cobbler Day, that fruity masterpiece that consists of throwing some buttered batter at some fruit and baking it until golden brown. It was invented in America by English settlers who were really hoping to make a little suet pudding, but didn’t have the suitable ingredients or the proper cookware. In their desperation, they opted to cobble something together by throwing some uncooked biscuits on their stew and the American cobbler was born.

I could have opted for Thomas Jefferson Day today, as he and I share a birthday. Because of this fact, I used to get $2 bills as a present each year. That wasn’t the only present, of course, as that would have been a bit sad, but it was a traditional gift and since that denomination is so rarely used here, it always felt special. But, apologies to Tom, the best and most memorable part of my birthday month was getting some peach cobbler. Oh sure, it appeared at various family gatherings in many forms, but the peach one my mom made just for me always tasted the best.

Even if it does contain peaches, it’s not a remotely healthy dessert. In fact, it’s basically the equivalent of eating some fruit in syrup, while licking a bowlful of cake batter, all while chewing on a stick of butter. See? The point is, you couldn’t possibly do all of these amazingly fabulous things at once, so that’s exactly what makes the cobbler so magical! Add a little vanilla ice cream and you’ve just hit nirvana. And this is exactly how I intend to end my birthday tonight. Getting a year older was a lot more fun when I was a kid, but eating peach cobbler is at least one thing that will never grow old.

Join me any and all days you like during April by celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash! Tag your image #doodlewashaday and I’ll feature everyone who played along on at the end of the month! 

About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Ultramarine Blue, Azo Orange, Pyrrol Red, Permanent Pale Green, and Nuetral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

Posted by:Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world!

71 replies on “National Peach Cobbler Day

  1. Happy Birthday, Charlie! Hope it is the best ever. I had a peach-infused beer at dinner so in retrospect I feel like I got to help you celebrate. However, I am sure the cobbler was better. Enjoy!

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    1. It was, Jodi!! Thanks to YOU!!! 😍😍😍You wonderful soul!! Your cards and chocolate arrived tonight…perfectly timed!! You’re amazing!! Such a thoughtful and wonderful gift!! 😍😍😍😍😃 Philippe loved them too and took a photo to share with his friends in Paris. I was so surprised and touched!! And ecstatic….So thrilled to have one of your doodlewashes. You’re such an incredible artist!!🎨 If we get anywhere near Mars, you can expect a knock on the door. Much love to you my wonderful friend!! ❤️❤️😃

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      1. Oh I’m so glad my little surprise arrived right on time! And I made sure the chocolate was DARK so Philippe would approve. Hope you had a grand day, and wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

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  2. Happy Happy Birthday…I hope you are eating peach cobbler. I would like to express my thanks to you and your blog for introducing me to so many creative people. However, you are on top of that list. Have a great day!!

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  3. This is a new one on me, Charlie, but it sounds absolutely marvellous! You really can’t go wrong with peaches. Why, even the dreaded ice cream doesn’t sound bad in these surroundings!😉 That’s sweet about the dollar bills, too – fancy sharing a birthday with Jefferson. I share mine with Justin Timberlake and Johnny Rotten… what esteemed company!

    I hope you’re having fun and very much enjoying this hugely tempting treat! Enjoy the rest of your birthday!

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    1. Yeah…there’s no Justin Timberlake currency….yet!! Lol And you really must try peach cobbler…add it to the list and force yourself to try it with ice cream. You won’t regret it! It was a marvelous day…wonderful weather, sweet treats, and great gifts. Best birthday that an “old man” could ever ask for! 😊hehe

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  4. Happy Birthday, Charlie!!! 🎉💕🎂 You were just talking about how much weight you could gain from all the food you’ve been doodlewashing!! Lol. I hope you’ve had a terrific birthday! And I love peach cobbler!!

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Charlie, my fellow Aries (a week ago today I turned 40 whether I like it or not). Thank you for introducing me to so many amazing artists. My blog feed is now simply bursting at the seams with ’em, and that’s a good thing–they enrich my life.

    Ahhh, peach cobbler… I grew up off-road camping with my family in the deserts and mountains of Utah and its surrounding states. One night every outing my mom would make peach cobbler in a dutch oven over briquettes, and we would savor it sitting before a crackling campfire. That’s what I think of when I think of peach cobbler. 🙂

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    mmmm. hungry…… your Peach Cobbler is tempting me Charlie. Nirvana is right. beautifully painted, the ice cream looks great, and your Garnish…. My oh my! fabulously painted! 🙂

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  7. I’d always wanted to know what peach cobbler was and now I do. I think it’s unknown in th UK and it deserves to be exported! Your drawing is delicious and I know the cobbler will be too. Happy Birthday!

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday! What a treat to get Peach Cobbler in April! My daughter would always ask for Cherry Pie for her birthday instead of cake. Cherries weren’t in season for birthday either, but I managed with canned, or frozen cherries.🙂

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