"It was a dark and stormy afternoon, and nothing else to do than … cook! I love going to the kitchen when the day turns to night and I have all of my little “pretty lights” on, wearing my oversized pink-T and pajama bottoms, and a basket full of fresh summer peaches waiting for me. to be transformed into something warm and comforting!
I decided that a nice old-fashioned peach cobbler casserole was just the ticket! I did not know, a mystery was about to be revealed! (Lightning and thunder in the background.)
First, I couldn't find my 8 × 8 panoramic. It seemed to be gone! I had to use a slightly larger pan and make just a little more … and there seemed to be "extra peaches" compared to what was on the list. Hmmm, was someone trying to tell me something? Was this part of an evil plan?
So I peeled extra peach, found a good size dish and made a little extra dough. Butter melted on the bottom, thick cinnamon paste then, then chopped peaches which have macerated in sugar and more cinnamon, sprinkled with a little sweet syrup from the bottom of the bowl and sauté in the oven to bake .
The aroma that floated through the house was worthy of drooling! But it wasn't the only thing in the air, there were TWO thunderstorms brewing, I was sure. (More lightning and thunderclaps.) When the shoemaker was finished and a golden crust had risen through the peaches, I put it on the counter to cool. There was a nice piece of peach that appeared and I was so happy that it would look really good in the pictures to come.
I caught up with the dishes and the mess, I went to fluff the laundry that I had forgotten in the dryer, and I came back to discover … that the piece of peach was gone !! (STRONG thunder …) It was gone! What could have happened ??
Whatever. Although still hot, I wanted to fix my husband a good helper and when I turned to take out a dessert plate, there was already a plate… a BIG plate !! Where does that come from? I didn't take it out! Wait, was it the wind ?? I thought I heard a voice murmur: "Everything is in the master plan … muahahahaha …". (Flash of lightning and rolling thunder.)
Ok, something fishy is going on here! And this storm is getting scary! I quickly prepared a beautiful, BIG, helping …
… and topped with a double scoop of vanilla ice cream …
… And I brought the still hot peach cobbler to my husband who is waiting impatiently. I went the laundry before it shrinks to fit a Barbie doll, and when I got home … THE PAN WAS EMPTY !!! (A LOT of lightning and big thunder, the lights flicker.)
It was gone !!!
Each piece, except a small ring of sweet crust!
What happened?? How is it possible? Who kidnapped my shoemaker ?? Help the police !!! There was a murder … or there will be one soon! (😉)
After hours of interrogation, the evil plot unraveled and my husband confessed to his whole evil plan.
He bought the extra peaches, hid my smallest pan, cut out the pretty peach, pulled out a larger plate, and finally sneaked into the kitchen while I folded the clothes and murdered my shoemaker, eating to the last bite to eliminate the evidence.
Curses !!! Next time, I will have it! I will make a double batch! 😉
Have a nice day and never forget to turn your back, even for a second, when you have a homemade peach cobbler on the counter. Yours could also disappear !! 😉
COBBLER IN OLD FASHION FISHING
4 people (or in our case, ONE)
4 large peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into pieces (5 if your peaches are really small)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) real butter, melted
For the dough:
1 cup of flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 c. yeast
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 C. vanilla
3/4 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine the peaches with the sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
In an 8 × 8 dish, melt the butter stick in the microwave until just melted.
In another medium bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until well combined. Stir in milk and vanilla until just combined but still a little lumpy. * Do not mix too much. Pour the batter evenly over the melted butter. (It will look messy and there will be butter on top.)
Stir the peaches and sprinkle them evenly over the dough. Drizzle a few spoonfuls of sweet syrup from the bottom of the bowl. * If there are a lot of very ripe peaches, don't use them all. Just a few spoonfuls.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is cooked and golden. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes and serve hot with vanilla ice cream if desired.