Monday night my roommate and her boyfriend made a delicious dinner for the three of us, complete with rye whiskey and ginger beer cocktails, marinated steak tips (my mouth is watering at the memory), french bread, and a fresh salad. After a rough day of work, I knew I would need dessert and scraped through the cabinets for some cohesive ingredients. I came across Paula Deen's simple cobbler recipe and cut it in half to fit what I had. It was so simple and was the perfect end to a rough day, sitting on the porch with the evening breeze and a topper of vanilla ice cream. My mouth is watering again.
When Life Gives You Peaches Cobbler
2 peaches - peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and cut your peaches. Put 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of water, and cut peaches into a saucepan. Bring the liquid to a boil then simmer until the liquid becomes a thick syrup (~about 6 minutes).
Meanwhile, put butter in your baking pan and melt in the oven. Mix remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of flour. Slowly pour milk in, whisking to prevent major lumps. Pour flour mixture over the melted butter, ensuring that the bottom of the pan is covered. Spoon peaches into your pan, pouring the syrup evenly over the top. The flour mixture will rise and make little comfy cushions around the peaches.
The original recipe calls for a 30 - 45 minute cook time, but since I halved the recipe, I cooked it for about 25 minutes, letting it sit in the hot oven in the off position for a few minutes to brown the edges. I served with vanilla ice cream over the top.
A few more friends showed up after dinner, and the whole pan was devoured by the end of the night. Not bad for a thrown together mess of ingredients, eh? What are your favorite discovered recipes?