Monday, August 25, 2008
Since the last few weeks of summer are slowly coming to an end, and fall is at our doorsteps, I thought I would share my peach cobbler recipe with a twist. Blackberries. Utter Goodness.
2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peaches
1 1/2 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
Put fruit, water, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter in saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes.
Mix 1/2 c. sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, milk and 2 tablespoons melted butter together. Pour into a greased baking dish. Pour hot fruit over batter. Do not stir. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Never fails recipe.
If you are ready, let's get started.
List of willing participants: Peaches, blackberries, sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, milk, water, and butter.
First, cut and slice peaches if you are not using frozen. I used frozen today, because well, to be honest I was just too lazy to slice and dice some fresh ones. I know, shame on me. Anyway, combine peaches, blackberries, sugar, butter and water in a saucepan.
Oh, and I added a heaping tablespoon of brown sugar. Sorry, the brown sugar missed the lineup of participants.
This is how all of this goodness should look. Now lets get to cooking this little group of sweetness.
Now, bring to a boil for about 5 minutes in a medium saucepan. Turn off heat and let cool.
Oh, I wish you could smell the sweet aroma coming from my kitchen.
While the fruit is cooling, Let's mix up the batter.
Combine sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, milk and butter in a bowl. Mix well.
This will be thin like pancake batter.
Butter or spray your Pyrex baking dish. I was lazy and used the spray stuff in the blue can. It works just as well. Butter is however, the preferred choice. Now pour your batter in your buttered, or in my case, sprayed dish.
Now, gently pour fruit mixture with all its wonderful juice over the batter.
Do not stir. Please, do not stir. Slide your dish in the oven just the way it is.
Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour or until golden brown.
Golden brown, with swirls of fruit juice goodness. I am really sorry this picture is not scratch and sniff. You will just have to trust me. It smells Divine.
Now I recommend letting this cool a bit before you decide to take a bite, the fruit will be super hot. This is what the finished cobbler should look like. Lots of deliciously cooked fruit and crust that is crisp on the outside, but butter soft on the inside.
You can top with whipped cream or ice cream. I however, prefer to eat this little dish of heaven, just like it is.
Oh, and in case you are wondering about this last picture. Let me tell you something. Today is the 79th Birthday of my beloved Aunt LaVoice. I'm sure if you have been following my blog, you know how special she is to me.
"Happy Birthday Aunt LaVoice". I hope this next year brings you much happiness and joy.
And let me say, she is a very young, youthful, and energetic seventy-nine. I truly hope that I will be in as good of shape as she is when I am her age.
So if you were my aunt, this is what you received for your Birthday.....The other blackberry-peach cobbler.... with ice cream on the side.... with a little surprise....and much love.
If you would like to comment and wish my Aunt LaVoice a Happy Birthday, please feel free. She loves reading my comments about as much as I do.