Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just Peachy, thank you!

Excuse me, but I have been happily ensconced in
my little home all day, playing Domestic Goddess if you will and getting to be creative in and around my old homestead. It has been a good three weeks that I haven't merely been breezing through the place, in a tailspin of activity and without a chance to connect with what surrounds me. Today, I am baking up something yummy from a box of fresh peaches I received yesterday, straight from the farm. Time to share a little recipe with you once again. It's been awhile - indulge me.

Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler

1 1/2 scant cups of flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
8 TBS (one stick) of butter
1/2 cup of water\
2 cups pf sugar, divided
4 1/2 cups of fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 tsp of cinnamon (optional)

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine peaches, 1 cup of sugar(I used just 1/2 cup and it was still sweet and good!) and water in a saucepan on the stove top. Heat until boiling and then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a 3 qt baking pan, place stick of butter and put it into the oven to melt. (Watch it! this happens pretty fast). Mix remaining cup of sugar, the flour, baking powder, salt together and slowly add the milk so that you can mix it together without it clumping. Pour this batter on top of the butter in the quart pan, don't stir. Spoon fruit gently on top, gently adding the syrup. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Batter will rise to top while baking. Bake for 35 - 45 minutes. Serve with whip cream or vanilla ice cream. 8-10 servings.

*Please note - in the original recipe it call for self-rising flour. I already made that adjustment for you in the ingredients above - so, go on - make some!
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Anonymous said...

seems like Paula went a little light on the butter this time...

Lady P said...

haha! i should admit right here and now that i only used about 2/3 plus a little of a cube of butter - i was feeling slightly appalled at the amount, but then again, it IS paula deen

Feathered Nest said...

Now that does sound good.....and yes Paula does love to make calorie concious recipes...doesn't she????

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