In addition to the delicious salad I made on Leftover Wednesday, I also made a peach cobbler for the hubs with the above spoiling peaches. We got them at the farmers market last Saturday and they were at their use or lose stage. I totally forgot to include the cobbler in the salad post, so I am doing so now.
This post will be a wonderful contrast to the salad post because the salad was so beautiful and the cobbler is....well...not so much. LOL But I want to share my triumphs and my failures in the kitchen to show it happens to everyone, I learned something and will do better next time. See, I have a Culinary Arts degree. I graduated 20 years ago and never worked in a commercial kitchen. However, I have friends who are intimidated by my degree. They're afraid to have us over for a meal, worried nothing they make will be "good enough" for me or that I will criticize them. So not true! I'm just happy that someone else is cooking and doing the dishes! ;o) Anywho, I share my kitchen mishaps to show I am human, too, and we all make mistakes.
I showed y'all how I made a Blackberry Cobbler a couple of weeks ago, using Paula Deen's recipe. I've done the same with the peaches, only I used a smaller pan to make a thicker cobbler. Because of the smaller pan, I should have done things differently and you'll see why soon...
I peeled and chopped 2 of the peaches and simmered for 10 minutes with 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar.
Preheated oven to 350 and placed 1 stick butter in 9"x9" pan.
Placed pan in oven and melted butter.
Mixed 1c. sugar, 3/4 c. self-rising flour and 3/4 c. milk and poured over butter. Do not mix!
Spooned simmered peaches into pan and then poured simmered juices into pan. Do not mix! And here is where I made a mistake! I should not have poured all of the juice in the pan. It was too much and bubbled over in the oven, leaving a mess and a smell.
See the sticky mess over the top of the pan and down the sides after it baked? The oven needed to be cleaned, as well.
Oh, well. Lessoned learned. I do prefer making this in the smaller pan and now I know to use only half of the juices. But regardless of the fact that it's not very pretty, it still tasted good!