Thursday, June 5, 2008

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler 
12 servings

8 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
¼ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 cups flour
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
½ cup boiling water
6 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Combine flour, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Linked to Mom's Crazy Cooking.

Country White Bread

Country White Bread
2 loaves

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
2 cups warm water
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup vegetable oil
6 ½ cups flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. (Let water and yeast sit about 5 minutes, then stir - it will dissolve easily.) Add sugar, salt, eggs, oil and 3 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Divide in half and shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes then remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Slice and enjoy!

Delicious for sandwiches! :-)

If any little word of ours
Can make one life the brighter;
If any little song of ours
Can make one heart the lighter;
God help us speak that little word,
And take our bit of singing
And drop it in some lonely vale
To set the echoes ringing.

If any little love our ours
Can make one life the sweeter;
If any little care of ours
Can make one step the fleeter;
If any little help may ease
The burden of another;
God give us love and care and strength
To help along each other.

~Author Unknown

illustration courtesy of
"Summer at the Brook" by Johan de Jong