Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cobbler Awesomeness!

For Father’s Day my Step-Dad asked me for a cobbler. I told him he could have me bake anything he wanted and a peach or berry cobbler is what he asked for. I went through some of my cook books and not excited about what I was finding I set out to Google cobbler recipes.  Of course popped up at the top of the list with an easy recipe and I am so glad I went with it!
This recipe is so easy! I did double the recipe for the batter and went to double the fruit, but in the end I simply sprinkled 2 bags of frozen peaches and 1 bag of frozen black berries on top and in the oven it went.
Because of the extra fruit and double in size the recipe took about 2 hours to bake but when it came out it was beautiful!! It tasted great as well! I did sprinkle some Pampered Chef Apple Pie sprinkle on top for added sweetness next time maybe I will do some brown sugar because there will be a next time. Next week I am hoping to make a strawberry rhubarb cobbler!

Fruit Cobbler:

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
2 cups sliced fresh peaches

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Melt butter in a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.
Blend together flour, baking powder, sugar, and milk.
Pour batter in baking dish over the butter. Sprinkle fruit on top of the batter, do not stir. Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown. 

I added a splash of vanilla to the milk before I mixed the ingredients together for a little added flavor.  I will definitely be making this recipe again, so easy and really tasty!

Spicy Brittle!

I am still baking and cooking but it seems to be quite the effort to post anything on my little blog.  The one thing I have been wanting to post is this amazing peanut brittle!!  Pulled out of a People magazine back in May 2011 The Bullock Sisters Spicy Brittle is freaking amazing!!
Now I love me some good brittle and I love me some spice, never thought of putting the two together but what I know is I may never make normal peanut brittle again.  The heat sneaks up on you and hangs around for a bit and I found myself unable to stop eating it. Seriously so good and very easy to make.
I keep thinking of other variations like Pumpkin seed brittle with pumpkin pie seasoning.
Definitely should try it, you will like it!! Super yummy!!

Spicy Brittle:
2 cups sugar
½ cup corn syrup
¼ cup unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp baking soda
3 c salted, dry-roasted peanuts

Spray a large sheet pan with nonstick baking spray.  In a large, heavy stockpot over medium heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt and cayenne pepper.  Stir until the sugar dissolves.
Clip a candy thermometer on the side of the pot and boil mixture without stirring until temperature reaches 300.
Immediately remove the pot from the heat. Sprinkle baking soda over the syrup and stir.  The contents will bubble vigorously. Stir in the peanuts.

Quickly pour mixture evenly onto prepared sheet pan.  Use a small spatula (sprayed with nonstick baking spray) to spread the brittle in the pan while it is still warm.
Cool completely and break into pieces.