That's right. Now that it's fall and the weather is cooling off (and also now that I'm not morning sick and exhausted from early pregnancy) I find myself cooking again. I'm so glad. I can never tell what's happier for me, early summer when we start the season of BBQing and eating salads and almost never turning the oven on early fall when we start the season of the casserole and slow cooking and baking up a storm.
But since I'm cooking again I thought I might as well start What's For Dinner Wednesday's back up. At least until January when the new baby comes and I stop cooking again, lol.
And in celebration of peach season, a very exciting time in this household (peaches and cream for breakfast, peaches sliced with cottage cheese for lunch, baked peaches with cinnamon and butter after dinner...do the choices really ever stop?) I thought I'd do Peach Cobbler today.
Yes, I know, its not really a dinner. But I want to incorporate more desserts this time around and we're going to a local Pig Out in the Park festival for dinner tonight so....
The easiest way to peel your peaches is to drop them in boiling water for about a minute and then into ice cold water. After that the peels come right off. For this recipe you will want about 3 lbs of peaches.
Once your peaches are peeled and sliced mix them with 2 Tbl of cornstarch, 2/3 cup of sugar, a tsp of cinnamon and a Tbl of lemon juice. I had to leave the lemon juice out because I didnt have any, but I think its there to help with the color?
Pour your peach mixture into a casserole dish and start making your dough. The dough consists of 1 and 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt mixed together. Then you will want to add 1/4 a stick of butter until it gets all mealy, and 1/2 cup of cream along with a tsp of vanilla until its nice and soft. Seperate it into a few balls and plop it in, brushing the tops with a bit of left over cream.
Bake it at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes. Josh and I always prefer ours just slightly doughy still so we go with 20. (oh and ps, my dough is rather brown looking because I use whole wheat flour, white flour will look different)
Serve with ice-cream!!