Monday, September 6, 2010

september peach cobbler

September has crept back into our lives. Gone are the schedule free days of summer for me and the kids. Even so...I love September.

I must admit though...I am a wee bit sad to see my young ones off to school tomorrow, but I will still have Nohl every other day to keep me on my (now socked) tippy toes.
September to me screams home cooking and baking! Turn on the oven and let the cozy familiar smells fill the house.
Peach Cobbler ranks big in this house. The markets are full of ripe juicy peaches right now...and I happened to make this the other evening, so I thought I'd share.


8 fresh peaches
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup shortening (pure lard, I use Tenderflake, not golden)
1/2 cup white sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup boiling water
4 tbsp butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

1. Slice peaches (I have made this with the skin on and off...it is good both ways but I do prefer using a potato peeler to skin the peaches) Stir fruit, sugar and cinnamon and set aside
2. Cream shortening and sugar. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Combine the flour mixture with the shortening, alternating with milk.
3. Pour batter mixture into a greased 12x9 pan. Top with fruit mix.
4. Drop butter into boiling water, when melted, pour over top fruit.
5. Bake at 350F for 1 hour and let rest 30 minutes to gel before devouring : )

Don't forget the Vanilla ice-cream....Enjoy!

photos: suziebeezie, food network


  1. well HELLO there!!!! Found your way back??;)
    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE peaches!!! But tell me , what is shortening??? And 350 degrees and my poor peaches will turn black within ten minuten, so please.....translation pour moi;))))! Is your Dutch improving???? Let me guess............NEE(=no)!!!

    Sweet greetings!

  2. Hey Lynda...yes it's been awhile hasn't it, shame shame double shame, just taking some time to enjoy summer and family, but school starts tomorrow.

    Sorry, shortening is pure lard, the brand I use is tenderflake. (NOT GOLDEN LARD) and it's 350 fahrenheit, which is 177 celsuis. Everyone but me speaks french in my family...I'm thinking my Dutch probably sucks too hehehhe. Thanks for dropping by! : )

  3. Hey Stacey, nice to have you back! Your cobbler recipe sounds delish, a great dessert for fall. I have definitely been in the mood for baking lately too, must be a fall nesting kinda thing. Deb

  4. Oh my that does sound good...I just baked some muffins and the house smells amazing!!! All the best,Chrissy

  5. Yum!!! That looks and sounds delicious. My mom's peaches are just becoming ripe. I am excited to try out your recipe!

    Happy Fall!


  6. I just have to say that the photo of those sharpened colored pencils makes my heart skip a beat! LOVE the fresh look of sharpened pencils . . maybe it's the teacher in me! so beautiful


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