Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Peach Cobbler v3.0

Even after Monday's cobbler catastrophe, I wasn't ready to give up. And everything went right today: I didn't destroy any personal property, and the cobbler survived long enough for us to eat it. And it was delicious.

I got out of class earlier today than I did on Monday, so I was able to pick up peaches at the Allred Orchard place on University. Much better than the peaches at Harmon's, and much cheaper, too.

Of course, they were even better after stewing in their own juices, with a cup sugar thrown in for good measure.

Last time I mixed the batter, it cost me $400. It went better today.

Like most things, it's better with butter.

And peaches.

Here's the finished product. Unfortunately, some of the mix boiled up onto the side of the dish and burned in the oven. The cobbler turned out fine, but it didn't look as nice as I had hoped.

It looked fine with ice cream, though.

And that's the end of my cobbler adventure. The recipe turned out to be pretty simple, once I eliminated all the mayhem, and I think I'll use it again sometime. Cobbler is one of Catherine's favorite desserts, but I don't usually eat much of it. This one is different, though. I think it's the fresh peaches that make the difference.

This last picture has nothing to do with cobbler. But I've posted a picture of Elliott every day this week, so why stop now?


me said...

Aww. It's like she's waving.

Abominable's Main Squeeze said...

Wow, you are a master chef!! That looks delicious. How about posting the recipe?

Faceless Ghost said...

I just googled "cobbler" and chose a recipe that looked good. But I just did the same thing and I can't find the recipe I used. Weird. Anyway, I'll try to post it from memory, but no guarantees this is right :)

First, preheat the oven to 375.

In a bowl, combine one cup flour, one cup sugar, one tablespoon baking soda and a pinch of salt. Add one cup of milk and mix lightly.

In a big pot, add 4 cups fresh peach slices, one tablespoon lemon juice and one cup sugar. Crank up the heat and bring it all to a boil.

Pour one stick of melted butter into a 9x13 pan. Pour the batter on top of that, but don't mix. Pour the peaches on top of that, but don't mix it either. Stick the whole thing in the oven, wait 45 minutes and eat.

One comment--our peaches were super juicy, and I think the cobbler was a bit too sweet. Next time I'd use less sugar than the recipe calls for.