Sunday, July 25, 2010

Because We All Can't Come and Go By Bubble

About 12:30 yesterday afternoon, I pulled a surprise out of the mommy fun bucket and bought tickets for me and the 3 big sisters to see a 2 pm Wicked show at the Hobby Center.  We almost needed to "defy gravity" to make it downtown in time, but we made it and what an afternoon at the theater it was.  The "thank you, Mommy" responses were priceless, the tickets and souveneirs, well, not so much, but worth every penny. Thank you, Daddy, for making it possible. A few weeks ago I came across this recipe for a wickedly good peach cobbler by Patti LaBelle which I made with the peaches we picked from E and B Orchards in Navasota.




1 Piecrust for Double Crust Pie (I used ready-made pastry crust dough)

3 lbs Medium Peaches , peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/4-inch slices

2 Tbsp Cornstarch

1 Cup Sugar

2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon , plus more for the top of the crust

4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) Butter , chilled, cut into small pieces

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking dish.

2. In a medium bowl, toss the peaches, cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Fold in the butter. Spoon half of the peach mixture into a prepared dish.

3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the smaller disk of dough into an 8-inch square about 1/8 inch thick, trimming the dough as needed. Place over the peaches in a baking dish. Top with the remaining peaches. Roll out the larger disk of dough into an 11-inch square about 1/8 inch thick, trimming as needed. Fit over top of the baking dish, letting the dough hang down on the sides of the dish. Pinch the dough firmly onto the top edge of the dish. Press the overhanging dough onto the sides of the dish. Cut a few slits in the top of the dough. Place the dish on a baking sheet to catch any drips. (I used a star cookie cutter to make the shapes for the top crust.)

4. Bake until the fruit juices are bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle the top of the dough with cinnamon. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.




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