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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
So, it’s been a long time since I posted one of these, however, I discovered that I now have enough cookbooks, and have tried enough recipes, I’m never quite sure which recipe I preferred, or which cookbook that recipe came from.
I’ve bought a fair amount of fruit from the Farmers’ Market, and frozen a good bit of it for fall, when it’s cool enough to bake, but some of this fruit is so wonderful I want to make something RIGHT NOW.
I’ve been trying several cobbler recipes, and the recipe I made the past two times was okay, but nothing fantastic.
This week, I tried a cobbler recipes from a book that almost never fails me: Nancy Baggett’s The All-American Dessert Book. I made High-Summer Cobbler with Buttermilk Biscuit Crust, using raspberries, blackberries, and peaches.
I do believe this is a recipe to make again.
The only down side is that my dutch oven is way too large. I bought to try out a technique for baking bread (which I haven’t gotten around to trying yet. Of course.) so it’s, I think, 4.5 quarts. But really, the only issue was that it was extra heavy. And the solution to that was to make Michael get it in and out of the oven.
The other new recipe (I also made my favorite sandwich bread, because if I was going to be heating up the house anyway, I may as well make bread) was from the The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion. I made Spiced Peach Muffins with (what turned out to be) white peaches.
Not too bad for a day’s work, although it’s pretty much the opposite of exercise.