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Seeing that fall is getting closer and closer, I decided to do some late summer/early fall baking. Yes baking. Besides my busy, everyday schedule, I find my peace in baking and cooking. As one of my characters said, cooking, is a outward show of affection to those you love. It is meant to be shared and enjoyed with your peeps. In my case, my family & a few sneaks here and there to the wonder pup! This right here is my first attempt at peach cobbler. We usually bake peach pies & apple pies but something about cobbler brings the warm and fuzzies to my heart. So here it is. And WOW was I am impressed. It was like an ooey gooey butter cake but with glorious amounts of cinnamon & peaches. The only thing missing is vanilla ice cream!! Recipe!! Modified from Tastes Better than Scratch (https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/peach-cobbler/) Ingredients
5 peaches , peeled, cored and sliced (about 4 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the batter:
6 Tablespoons butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
dash of vanilla extract
Add the sliced peaches, sugar and salt to a saucepan and stir to combine. *(If using canned peaches, skip to step 3)
Cook on medium heat for just a few minutes, until the sugar is dissolved and helps to bring out juices from the peaches. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice butter into pieces and add to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place the pan in the oven while it preheats, to allow the butter to melt. Once melted, remove the pan from the oven.
In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugars, baking powder, vanilla extract and salt. Stir in the milk, just until combined. Pour the mixture into the pan, over the melted butter and smooth it into an even layer.
Spoon the peaches and juice (or canned peaches, if using) over the batter. Sprinkle cinnamon generously over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 38-40 minutes. Serve warm, with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.
Try it out and I hope you like it!!!
This isn't out yet, but it's on pre-order. It goes LIVE tomorrow. But it's CLo's Josh and Hazel's Guide Not Dating. I got a chance to beta read for these talented ladies. And I fell in love with Josh's sensibility and Hazel's well... being herself. She was self-aware, hilariously so but at the core, loved who she was and knew who she was without fault. That made her even more lovable in my book!!! It was a 5 star read!!