Friday, February 23, 2007
Mondays I work (I feel silly calling it work, as it's often the highlight of my week) at one of my favorite little cafes, which happens to be owned by two good friends of mine. This past Monday, Shannon felt like something with peaches. Instantly, I thought cobbler because the northeast has been rather chilly as of late, and nothing warms you up more after dinner than some warm fruity dessert.
And if a little ice cream happens to fall in it, well, that's not a terrible crime. The blueberries just happened to fall into this dessert as well. As I was cutting the peaches, Shannon found half a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer, and it was serendipitous because peaches and blueberries go so well together.
For the filling:
3 lbs of peaches, skin on, sliced thick. I cut each of my peaches into just 8 pieces.
1/2 bag frozen blueberries
3 Tbsp of citrus juice. I used lemon.
For the topping:
2 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tsp salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Place peaches in buttered 13X9 inch glass dish, sprinkle frozen blueberries on top. Sprinkle lemon juice over the fruit.
Mix flour, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Mix in the egg. (I used a fork at first, but after a few minutes when it wasn't coming together, I added a tablespoon of the melted butter and got in there with my hands, until small crumbs formed.)Sprinkle this mixture over the fruit.
In small bowl combine cinnamon and brown sugar. Sprinkle over the crumb topping. Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the top and bake 375 for 45 minutes.
Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.
The fruit gets nice and juicy as the top bakes and softens and sweetens the whole experience. I think nectarines and raspberries would be a tasty combination as well.
While I wasn't explicitly tagged by anyone, one of my favorite food bloggers, and one or two fairly new to the scene that I'm enjoying tremendously, have shared a little more of themselves lately. I realized that I've been blogging for a few years now and never participated in any of the many meme's that fly around. Why not start today?
5 Things You May Not Know About e
1. French music is a guilty pleasure. I don't speak a single word of French. Wait - that's not exactly true. Seven years ago when I was traveling around Europe with two friends, Natalie taught me how to ask "How much is this?" but I could never understand what anyone was saying in response. Regardless, Tryo is one of my all time favorite bands of French origin and I rarely have a clue what they're singing about.
2. Cauliflower is the only vegetable I don't like. No circumstances make the consumption of cauliflower easier for me.
3. I'm in my 4th year of Ph.D studies in Sociology. My focus is in the Sociology of Medicine, Health, Healing and Illness. I've recently started work on my dissertation proposal. I hope to research the "pathways" with which people come to utilize Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Specifically, I want to find out the reasons why people make the choice to use Acupuncture, Chiropractic or Reiki, in addition to, or instead of conventional medicine.
4. My brother is a glassblower/lampworker in Ft. Collins, CO. Everyday I envy his artistic talent and lack of institutional work setting.
5. My senior year of college, my friends and I averaged about 5 games of Scrabble a day. It was ridiculous, gluttonous in a way, and I jump at the chance to play when it's offered to this day.
I tag anyone who would like to share a few things about themselves.