Monday, August 10, 2009
A large part of my enjoyment at the end of summer is indulging in fruity desserts. Like peach cobbler, for instance.
First I cut up the peaches. Normally I think you're supposed to blanch them to remove the skins, but I like those fuzzy covers, so I keep them on. They're so pretty, and they add extra fiber (ahem...not that I'm selling this as a "healthy" dish...).
Then add the filling ingredients. There's four: flour, sugar, cornstarch and water. Simple and easy--plus don't you love easily distinguishable ingredients? They're much more comforting than "high fructose corn syrup" and "malodextrin." Or at least I think so.
Then I whipped up the cobbler topping. Again, it is flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, egg and milk. It's not rocket science, folks.
Then you cook the peaches until they are bubbling and thick. It smells divine. I then dumped mine into a ceramic casserole dish and...
...spooned the doughy cobbler on top. Then bake for 20 minutes or so at 400 degrees, and Voila! Dessert for a whole weekend!
Doesn't it look pretty, all peachy and warm?
Next comes the ice cream. I'm crazy for the homemade stuff, so I made a batch earlier in the afternoon, and it was nice and frozen by the time the cobbler came out of the oven.
Yet again, the ice cream had four simple ingredients: sugar, whole milk, cream and vanilla. And it's soooo good!
I had a little help with the ice cream.
The final result: warm, sweet cobbler mixed with light (not "light" as in healthy, mind you) ice cream. I think the combination of warm and cold together in one bowl is my all-time favorite.
Needless to say, I've already eaten half the cobbler...
Hope you are enjoying some fruity desserts yourself!
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