Sunday, September 28, 2008

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT STRAW MOUNTAIN

Today was one of those most perfect of days in New Mexico. The sun was warm, the wind crisp, the sky a stunning blue and small white puffy clouds drifted slowly by. To make it that much more perfect, we had a wonderful brunch with our friends, Vanessa and Kristine. The four of us enjoyed very good wine, pizza heavy with tasty toppings and a peach cobbler that none of us could keep our hands off! While the pizza was baking, we sat out on the porch and enjoyed the view and the cool breeze. We do have indoor plumbing so I am not quite sure what Roy is indicating!

Here we are all worshiping that peach cobbler. So, dear friends, I will share the recipe with you. It is truly wonderful!

Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup flour

2 cups sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

pinch of salt

1 cup milk

4 cups peeled, pitted and thinly sliced fresh peaches

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

several dashes of cinnamon or nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Pour the melted butter into a 13 by 9 by 2 baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, , 1 cup of the sugar, the baking powder and the salt and mix well. Stir in the milk, mixing until just combined. Pour this batter over the butter but do not stir them together.

In a small sauce pan, combine the peaches, lemon juice and the remaining cup of sugar and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Pour the peaches over the batter but do not stir them together. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serve warm or cold.

(Try not to eat so much you feel ill)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great to see real dishes and napkins! I get great napkins at thrift stores. If they get stained they make wonderful rags! Be kind to Pachamama.... (Mother Earth) as they say in Bolivia and Peru their word in the language of the Incas.

judemowris said...

I agree on the napkins. These were just a six pack of terry bar rags. When they get stained, I just buy more bar rags and the stained ones make great cleaning rags.