Southern Living

Today I went to my good genius friend’s (inventor of coffee-in-cereal wonderfulness) birthday shindig and a good time was had by all! Who can resist having fun at a Kentucky Derby-styled event? (aka the excuse to dress up like a southern belle and prance around in a big fluffy hat?!?)  People who hate fun that’s who.  And boy do I love fun…

So where’s the recipe? 

Peach Crisp (not cobbler)

a lot of peaches; peeled and sliced enough to fill large baking dish (try 10 peaches, but I found that adding a bag of frozen peaches is nice and good to create more bulk with fresh ones)

1 stick of chilled unsalted butter, cut into cubes

3 tablespoons flour

1/4 cup sugar

juice of one lemon

1 cup flour

1/2 cup oats

1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine peaches, 3 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and lemon juice in a bowl and then pour into a large baking dish.  In another bowl combine all other ingredients (except for flour) and mix well.  Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or a fork till mixture is crumbly-add a few teaspoons of ice water if it is too dry, just a little though (you do not have to do this, just helps sometimes).  Throw crumble on top of peaches and bake for 45 min to an hour.

I wouldn’t normally put this crisp topping on peaches though.  It was alright, some people liked it more than Real Cobbler (which I think is the kind with batter that you pour in the dish first then the cooked peaches over top, so the end result is delicious cakey-nature’s candy marriage!) As shown below:

Apparently I’m the only one who prefers the second though so maybe you should give this recipe a shot?  I’m not objecting, it tastes like a giant peach cookie. 

The Southern Belle.

*there are indeed clothes being worn in this picture-a nice navy cotton strapless dress from Gap in fact, that unfortunately didn’t make it into the picture. BUT do I spot a tan line???  

Three Southern Belles.