Today’s posting is spilling over from the last one. The peach juice is dripping off the computer screen. The heavenly aroma of warm baking peaches and slightly browning biscuit topping is scenting the room with warm, bubbly, swing your feet under the table with anticipation, just plain ol’ pure goodness.
When you write a blog you “meet” other bloggers. You read about their lives and their twists and turns. Somehow almost without even trying, you find and become friends. Even when those bloggers live clear across the land…..”this land is my land, this land is your land, from California to the Gulf Stream waters…..” quick name that song? Okay, enter blogger friend from across the land, stop by for a visit, she is kind and weaves and shares a wonderful yarn, she has a spirit of pure goodness that you actually want a little to rub off on you, sort of does just by reading her thoughts…….well maybe a little……take a minute and stop by to tell her hello, she is one of the “good ones” out there! http://katherinesdaughter.com/author/everydaylifeinrecovery/ She “GASP” doesn’t own a Betty Crocker cookbook!!!!! See pictures. Can you find the Betty Crocker cookbook on my cookbook shelves? (hint, look to the left of my Vegetarian Times book) Hold your horses…..it is my second copy in over thirty years of marriage and cooking. Nope, I could not cook when I signed up for this gig. Mr. Right loves Betty. I love Betty. I am grateful and thankful and have used her many, many times. Poor old Betty, worn out and tired, still useful, always there in the middle of all the glamorous cookbooks anew. Next time you need a bridal shower gift idea…….there it is smacking us in the face…….forget the fondue pot, never mind to the latest gadget…….buy the book. Yep, just do it. Betty Crocker we love you so much we want to pass you on to generations to come.
So here for my blogger friend is the best Cobbler recipe on earth. Sure you can tweak it and twist it, you can make it vegan or use cherries in place of those peaches….it is a recipe that just works, time and time again. No need to think it through, just trust Betty.
Peach Cobbler ….. Heat the oven to 400*. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch and a pinch of cinnamon (optional) in a saucepan. Stiring 4 cups sliced fresh peaches and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour into casserole dish. Topping: cut 3 Tablespoons into 1 cup flour, 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt ….until fine crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup milk. Drop dough onto hot peach mixture. Sprinkle top with a little sugar. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Now, the hardest part………waiting……………wait a bit longer………it’s cooling…………..wait for it…………….go vacuum or something for 10 minutes…………………….okay…
Grab a fork or spoon, a gorgeous linen napkin, get out the ice cream (if that is your pleasure), SAY GRACE and for the love of all that is right in the world, sit down, put your feet up and take that first GLORIOUS bite. Good Golly Miss Molly………that is pure goodness.