Saturday, August 9, 2008

Peaches

Today we went out to the orchard to pick a mess of peaches.  Ok, so it was one tree, and it was just in our backyard, and we only got one bowl full.  But still ... as with most things, it was an adventure.  

My 3-year old put on her best peach-pickin' dress and a pair of capri pants with ladybugs all over them.  She must have known what was coming when she saw me walk out with the camera because she goes straight over to the tree and poses ... cheeeeeze!



Too cute ... but I want some action shots ...


Doesn't take long for her to start picking the peaches.  But then look who has to get in on the action ...

Hey ... you dropped one!


Look ... I found one!
I see one ... I see one!  

And here's the dog ... counting the bounty.  Is this enough for a cobbler?

Yup, plenty for a cobbler.  First we have to slice the peaches.  And just so you know, yes I leave the skins on.  Why?  2 reasons: I like the flavor and texture of the skin, and I'm too lazy to peel them.  But yes of course I wash the peaches first.  The dog had her nose in the bowl after all.  
Ok, so I have been making peach cobbler forever.  And I always seem to waffle back and forth over which recipe I want to use.  Do I go with the one my grandmother used to make that has more of a batter-like topping, or do I make the biscuit crust top that I've toyed with over the years?  I ponder things like this ... 
Then I got the bright idea to create a recipe that's a little bit of both!  I made the biscuit topping but added extra milk to make it a bit more batter-ish.  I melt a cube of butter (yes the entire cube, it's totally worth it!) in the bottom of the dish.  I add my sliced peaches that have been tossed in a bit of lemon juice, sugar and a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg.  Then I spread the biscuit/batter on top.  Then bake it ...
Then serve it ... complete with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Then hurry and grab some because it won't last.  I served this plate to my hubby but even as I type this he's in the kitchen getting into some more!  I'd bake another tomorrow for Sunday supper but my peach tree is now bare.  That's ok, it won't be long before it's apple season and you know what that means ...     PIE!  

5 comments:

Blessed Mommy said...

Yummy! Your pictures of the fresh peaches look delicious. Love to have your cobble recipe. I am always on the lookout for a good peach cobbler recipe. The ones I have are just so so. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Aren't Sunday dinners great? I love that book too. Your blog is a joy to read. I drop back by soon.

Kristen said...

That looks delicious. I use the batter topping and refuse to change. The reason? Hubby took it to work one day (it was a Saturday and the guys were working OT) and one of his co-workers said, "Wow, this is some bad-a** cobbler!" After that, would you change?

Kristen said...

I forgot to add, Annabeth is standing here saying, "I want to see Emma again. I want to pick with Emma!"

Happy Camper said...

Fresh peaches are the best.. the only problem is they're gone too fast! They're yummy while they last.

Anonymous said...

That was a really good cobbler mom!! You'll have to make it again, with the right crust.