Sunday, August 8, 2010

From My Kitchen

Dear Mom,
We hit the Farmers' Market on Friday and came home with 25 pounds (a bushel?) of fresh peaches.

Besides snacking on fresh peaches, we have baked 3 peach cobblers which we shared with friends and neighbors and 2 batches of baked peaches.  More cobblers, peach muffins and peach ice cream on the baking list soon!!

Peach Cobbler

4 cups peeled, sliced fresh peaches (approx. 6 peaches)
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups milk
100% TLW
(TLW= Tender Loving Wendy, otherwise known as the cinnamon-sugar sprinkling for the top)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the sliced peaches, 1 cup of sugar and water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil and then simmer peaches for 10 minutes.  Remove from heat.

While the peaches are simmering, place butter in a 3-qt. casserole dish and place in oven to melt.

Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour and milk VERY SLOWLY (to prevent lumps).  Pour mixture over melted butter.  DO NOT STIR.  Pour fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup.  Sprinkle the top with TLW.  Batter will rise to top during baking.
Bake for approx. 45 minutes.

Serve warm with ice cream or fresh whipped cream!
(Especially good at about 2:30 in the afternoon)

Enjoy your lazy summer days!