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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

little peach pies

I've gone berserk with peaches lately, making tiny pies almost every day. Actually, I suppose they should be called cobblers, since they only have a fat pastry top, sprinkled with sugar.
In the beginning, I loosely followed the traditional mixing of peaches with sugar and flour, but I felt the peach flavor didn't shine, as I felt it could. Then I remembered the traditional Greek and Italian marriage of peaches and honey, tried it out, and was delighted. The peaches tasted like peaches, and the juices were clear and fragrant.
To make:
The peaches:
Peel and slice enough ripe peaches to make 2 heaping cups
Squeeze on 1 t. fresh lemon juice
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 T. honey ( I used wildflower)
1 T. flour
Mix peaches in bowl with rest of the ingredients. Heap into 2 individual souffle cups or one larger 2 serving dish.
To make the pastry top:
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a mixer bowl, mix:
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
3/4 cup King Arthur all purpose flour
3 T. cold unsalted butter, cut in pieces
2 t. sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and butter until crumbly. Add the cream and briefly mix, until it forms a ball.
Roll out and cut with cookie cutters, or with a pizza wheel to fit your dishes.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Serve as is, or with softly whipped cream.
This serves two people.


Barb said...

Hey Kat~ It's me again - !

Peaches are just about the most perfect, delicious fruit in the whole world, and those little cobblers look devine! I'm going to try to find a few lucious peaches at my Farmer's Market and give it a try this weekend.

(Wouldn't it just be easier for everyone if I moved next door to you and I could be your 'official' taste-tester and could just gush about your food in person?)

Thanks again (and I hope I'm not too annoying :) !)

katrina said...

Hey Barb - hummmm, maybe I should make up the guestroom bed!
Gush all you want - you won't hear me complain! It's wonderful to know my blog is being read, and that people enjoy the recipes. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

Diana said...

Peach pie is my Dad's favorite !
I have 3 peach trees (so far - LOL) and make it for him every year.
I also make peach jelly and syrup for the kids and hubby too.
For my Mom, I am working on a perfume featuring the scent of my organic peaches so I am infusing some dryed peaches and other things.

There is nothing like a fresh piece of fruit right off of the tree.

Organically Yours,

katrina said...

Diana - peach syrup sounds wonderful! How do you make it?