Peaches in season
going out to the farmers’ market this morning before it gets terrible. Hoping to SMELL the peaches, because I am getting hungry for some juicy ones.
here are two recipes for peaches that I enjoy.
2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick unsalted better, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup peach jam or preserves
2 tablespoons fine sanding sugar (can use granulated)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/4 inch dice cubes (about 1 3/4 cups)
Heat oven to 375F.
Whisk flower and sugar with mixer on med-high until light and fluffy about 4 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Add peaches and jam, beat until just combined.
Use 1 1/2 inch ice cream scoop and a tablespoon drop into baking sheets lines with parchment. Spacing about 2 inches apart.
combine sanding sugar (granulated) and cinnamon. Sprinkle each cookie with 1/8 teaspoon (pinch).
Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown and just set. 11-13 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Notes: Must use parchment paper or cookies stick. VERY soft when finished baking. Use paper to transfer to racks or just slide off cookie sheet into counter.
Do not store well. Keep in air tight tin, in cool. Maybe softer and more breakable next day. heaping tablespoon of dough is too big a cookie. Would try a heaping teaspoon of dough next time. Also sanding sugar not necessary. Can’t tell the difference.
*PIONEER PEACH COBBLER *
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. butter
1/4 c. milk
Combine first 3 dry ingredients. Cut in butter and add milk. Should be biscuit dough consistency. 1/3 c. sugar 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1/4 c. sugar 1/2 c. water
Peel and slice peaches, mix with the 1/3 cup sugar. Place in baking dish – not tin. Place dough shaped to fit dish, on top of peaches. Make 3 finger size holes in dough to allow steam to escape. Boil the sugar (1/4 cup) and water 4 minutes. Add vanilla. When cobbler has baked 20 minutes at 350 degrees, pour the syrup over it and bake 10 minutes longer.
- 29 Jul, 2011
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