Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sort of Supper

Just look at that...
That is what we had for supper tonight!

When my 14 year old grandson was here last,
I made a Peach cobbler.
He texted me asking for the recipe.
I felt like when I asked my grandmother for her biscuit recipe...
A sifter of flour
A fistful of lard
baking powder...regular teaspoons..maybe 2
A pinch of soda
A pinch of salt
A glass full of buttermilk

You see...I had just combined some old recipes in my head and I am not sure I measured very carefully.
But, when a grandson asks for a recipe,
A grandmother does her best to deliver..
The following is what I sent him:  

Buy a package of pastry crust in the dairy department. I used the Walmart brand....
I lined a throw away Lasagna pan with the crust.... I sprayed the pan with Pam first.... You will also need to cut the crust into pieces in order to line the bottom and sides of pan...

Next:  Peaches.... peel and cut and slice from pit in a bowl.... Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups Packed Brown sugar mixed with 1 Tablespoon flour, 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon nutmeg. Mix thoroughly....
I am not sure of the proportions if one uses canned peaches that are in heavy syrup. I would guess to half the brown sugar and use 2 large cans of peach slices....????     I sort of made this recipe up and I did not do a lot of measuring. I am guessing the best that I can.....

Topping Crust:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 to 2 cups regular white sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons baking powder,1/2 teaspoon salt... Cut in 1 and 1/4 cups butter... I softened the butter and used 2 knives cutting back and forth as I could not find a pastry blender... I would suggest buying a pastry blender at the dollar store... cut the butter in to the flour/sugar mixture. Add 1and 1/2 cups milk to the mixture. 

Place dough lined pan in 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes. Pour peach mixture over crust.... Pour top crust mixture over top of peaches ( the top mixture will be sort of thin ) and bake for about 45 minutes.

He made it and it turned out great.
Peaches are particularly good right now,
but once my husband and I eat supper,
we are usually too full to eat dessert,
so, tonight, we did what the saying says,
Eat Dessert First!

By the way, I did halve the recipe and it was yummy..
That Texas Blue Bell Ice Cream was the perfect topping!

1 comment:

Dianne said...

Looks delicious. Blue Bell of course, I wouldn't expect anything less of you! Dianne