If it’s the hottest week of the year, then it must be time to pick peaches. That’s because then you have to can peaches, make peach jam, or bake pies with those peaches and all of those things heat the house up to approximately 175 degrees. Celsius.
But it’s worth it, because oh, man, peaches!
These are the peaches from the tree that the neighbors planted too close to the fence. About 1/4 of the fruit is in my yard. This is just one of the many reasons why they’re my favorite neighbors.
The first basket of peaches was turned into two pies (one for the neighbor). I have been eating peaches on cereal, in yogurt, and while standing over the sink with the juice running down my arms.
The temperature is a mere 87 degrees today, so I braved the heat and baked a peach cobbler this afternoon. I adapted my grandmother’s recipe for berry cobbler. So, here is a great all-purpose cobbler recipe. It’s best served warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
|The cobbler is not photogenic, so here are the pies.|
1-1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
3 tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup milk
fresh berries (or sliced peaches)
Mix dry ingredients and sift into bowl. Slowly add egg, butter and milk. Pour into greased, shallow pan. Cover thickly with fruit. Over the fruit, pour syrup made of 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bake about 45 minutes at 375 degrees.