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.