Monday, June 4, 2012

Peachy Cobbler - an early summer favorite

You might as well say it's summer here in North Carolina. The calendar may say it's not for a couple more weeks, but the days are humid now and the temps are soaring. Tomatoes and peppers are just starting to come in. The peaches on my tree won't be ready for another month. But our good neighbor, South Carolina, has peaches in abundance this year thanks to a mild winter.

Sweet and juicy - there is nothing like eating a fresh peach with the juice dripping down your chin and on your fingers. Hey! That's what napkins are for.

Of course, this isn't behavior you'll want to share at summer parties and that's where peach cobbler comes in!

Cobbler is easy to make. It's good warm, with ice cream, and cold. It's easy for even the most novice cook to make. You can use canned peaches too, if you like, but once you try it with fresh ones, you won't want to go back!

Fresh Peach Cobbler Recipe

Inside:
Two cups of fresh peaches - you can peel them or not - sliced
One cup of sugar (or this is very good with artificial sweeteners too)
One stick of butter (or margarine)

Outside:

One stick of butter or margarine
One half cup sugar
One cup flour (self rising or add 2 tsp. baking powder)
One cup milk

Putting it together:

Mix sliced peaches with sugar or sweetener in a bowl.

In another bowl, combine the flour, milk, and sugar. When mixed well, slice butter into a baking dish then cover it with the batter mixture. Top that with the sugar and peach combination. Bake in oven at about 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Doesn't that sound good?

Look for more recipes in the back of my Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries and my Renaissance Faire Mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime!

Joyce Lavene
www.joyceandjimlavene.com
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3 comments:

Anne K. Albert said...

The recipe AND your next release sound delicious, Joyce.

Marian Allen said...

Oh, this sounds divine! We won't have fresh peaches for a month or so, but you've got my mouth watering already. :D

Marian Allen
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The Carolina Conspiracy said...

Thanks Anne and Marian! There's nothing like a new release - or a nice fresh peach!

Joyce