Thursday, March 1, 2012

A taste of summer

Gorgeous book cover via new-to-me artist Julianna Brion

I know I said in my last post that sweets are causing heartburn.  While that is still very much the case, I've found that I can still satisfy my sweet tooth with treats that aren't quite as sweet.  For a serious treat-eater like myself, this delicious peach buckle (a variation on cobbler) fits the bill nicely in the not-too-sweet camp, although I'm sure many of you more disciplined dieters will find it way too sweet for your own more sugar sensitive taste-buds.  I'm lucky to still have a stash of peaches in my freezer, so I substituted frozen peaches for the fresh that are called for.  This recipe is from my grandma, and I made it last night.  I am proud to say I used self-control this morning and did not have it for breakfast.  I even made it through the day and waited until the kids were in bed for the night.  Sometimes I like to pretend I have self-control.

Peach Buckle
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
2 cups sugar, divided
1 T. baking powder
4 cups fresh peach slices
1 T. lemon juice
ground cinnamon or nutmeg
Melt butter in 9 x 13 dish
Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt.  Add milk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.  Pour batter over butter in dish (do not stir!) Bring remaining cup sugar, peaches and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly.  Pour over batter (do not stir!). Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.  
*Best eaten warm (so if you don't eat it all in one sitting, reheat before eating some more) and topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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Today was spent recovering from last night's dinner and doing some decluttering. If you are currently a paper in my house without a place to be, watch out.  I'm hoping I can keep a good thing going and do some more deep cleaning in the weeks to come.  I need to share some of the treasures/lessons I've come across in my cleaning frenzy, so see you soon!

2 comments:

jenn said...

yummy! Thanks for the delicious recipe! That sounds so good! and p.s. Congrats!! ;)

Hannah said...

This looks D-lish! Yum! Thanks for the recipe! (And thanks for your help last night. I'm scared to try the soy milk, but it is getting cold in the fridge for when I build up the courage.)