Thursday, July 24, 2014

Life is Peachy

I found these glorious sunflowers on the way to work this morning, and it pretty much made my day. Nature is so incredible.


I think if my life were filled with sunflowers and peaches, I'd be pretty content. Peach season is definitely a highlight of my summer. I've probably eaten a record number of peaches in the past month...but I'm not going to think about it, because it's a little alarming how quickly I can consume a whole bowl of them.

Regardless, I made peach cobbler recently and thought I'd share the recipe. These aren't the greatest photographs, because they were taken hastily with a phone before the entire thing was quickly consumed along with vanilla ice cream by approximately 20 college students. It didn't stand a chance.


 I used a recipe from Allrecipes.com. To prepare the peaches, you can boil a pot of water, dunk each peach into the pot for about 20 seconds, and slip the skin right off.

Ingredients:
8 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and
sliced into thin wedges
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and
cut into small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water
MIX TOGETHER:
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.
4. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.





1 comment:

  1. Yes! Thank you for the recipe! That looks amazing. :)

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