Thursday, August 19, 2010

Recipe using those great summer peaches!

The pick your own farms around here are full of peaches.  My grandchildren love picking and eating them.  With the ones still left to take home, we love to make Peach Cobbler. 

     2 C flour
     1 Tbs baking powder
     1/4 Tsp salt
     2 Tbs sugar
     1 Tsp lemon zest
     4 Tbs butter
     1/2 C milk
     2 Eggs
     1/8 vanilla extract

Mix together the first 5 ingredients.  Cut butter into mixture. Add milk and eggs and stir until smooth.  Pop in the fridge until ready to put on top of the filling.

     14 peaches
     1 C sugar
     1 C brown sugar
     1 Tsp cinnamon
     1/8 Tsp nutmeg
     1 Tbs maple syrup

Slice up peaches.  Combine sugar and spices and then toss with peaches.  Spread into standard sized baking dish (use not stick spray), drizzle maple syrup on top and bake for 20 min.  Take chilled topping and spoon over top of fruit.  Bake for another 20 to 25 minutes.  For true decadence serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I took a summer vacation and enjoyed the grandchildren so my recipes went with me. Well rested the recipes are back! It is time to use some of those tomatoes from the garden or farm stand. Gazpacho (cold tomato soup) is a great way to enjoy them and stay cool at the same time.

2 1/2 lbs tomato concasse
8 oz diced onion
8 oz diced red pepper
12 oz diced seeded cucumber
1 oz garlic minced
1 oz red wine vinegar
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz olive oil
1 Tbs lime juice
Salt and Tabasco to taste
1 qt tomato juice

Puree all ingredients except tomato juice. Once pureed mix in tomato juice and garnish with some extra diced onion, red pepper and cucumber.