Happy 2012 everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday and is ready for new and exciting adventures this year!
This past Christmas I decided to give the new Mr. Food Test Kitchen Comfort Cookbook out as gifts to some of my family and friends. Some had to be mailed but others were accompanied by one of the yummy dishes in the book, made by yours truly, which turned out to be a great idea!
Shortly after New Year’s I received an email from my cousin Janeen who said her 12 yr. old spunky little red-headed daughter Bekah wanted to make a recipe from the new book.
She picked the scrumptious Southern Peach Cobbler and it came out FABULOUS!!
Cooking with kids is such a great way to teach them all sorts of things, it gives them confidence in the kitchen which will help prepare them for the “real world”.
I remember when both my niece and nephew were little they would always ask if they could help me in the kitchen when I was making something, even if it was stirring some batter or pouring in the water. I would try and pick something they could be a part of, of course the cleaning up was a different story but it always turned out to be a fun time.
So remember when giving out our new Comfort Cookbook as a gift, why don’t you make one of your favorite recipes to go along with it, and really make it a tasty surprise?
You can get your own copies of our Quick & Easy Comfort Cookbook here, and below is a sneak-peek into the book with the complete recipe for Southern Peach Cobbler. Hope you enjoy!
Southern Peach Cobbler
From the Mr. Food Test Kitchen’s Quick & Easy Comfort Cookbook
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 (16-ounce) bags frozen peach slices or 8 cups fresh peach slices
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, the cornstarch, and cinnamon. Add water; stir to combine. Add peach slices and cook on medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Meanwhile, for biscuit topping, combine flour, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, and salt. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut in shortening until coarse crumbs form. Combine egg and milk, and pour into flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
Pour peach mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Drop biscuit mixture in 7 to 8 mounds on top of peaches.
Bake 20 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm.
Note: We think this is best topped with a generous scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.