Anywho, Dutchie loves himself a Southern Belle. When I lived in Mississippi, I kept my eyes open all the time, trying to find him the perfect young spritely lass (preferably in a huge hoop skirt and a big day-at-the-horseraces hat), but sadly, all the locals reminded me more of hookers or whitetrash bumpkins instead of a plantation princess! Because I have failed horribly on the 'find your friend a good girl' part of our friendship pact, I have resorted to making tasty southern dishes and rubbing his face in it. Oh... thats not nice either? Dang it. Sorry Dutch.
Whenever Dutchie finds out I'm making anything peachie... or cobblerie.... he sends me a text asking how it is, asking for the recipe, asking for pictures, etc. So, my dear friend... here you go... a southern treat thats just as good as a belle.... if not better... because it won't cause you grief or spend your money :)
|Eat your heart out, Dutchie|
From the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/4 cup butter
* 5 cups fresh or frozen peaches
* 2/3 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup water
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1 egg
* 1/4 cup milk
* Vanilla ice cream to top!
* Preheat oven to 400.
* For topping: stir together flour, 2 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, salt, and if desired, cinnamon. Cut butter into mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
* For filling: in a large sauce pan combine 2/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1 tablespoon corn starch. Cook until sugar starts to dissolve, then add peaches. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly
* In a small bowl, mix egg and milk. Add this to the flour mixture, stirring until just moistened.
* Transfer hot fruit filling into 2-qt baking dish. Using a spoon, immediately drop topping into six mounds on top of filling
* Baking for 20-25 minutes, or until topping it golden brown. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for about an hour. To serve, heat and top with cold vanilla ice cream.