Guest Blog by: Midge
I recently bought a full box of super delicious peaches on a special deal. Usually, my family and extended family will finish off one box in a matter of four to five days. This time I managed to rescue some of our peaches before they all disappeared and decided to try some fun recipes with them. My primary goals were to freeze some, make a cobbler, and finish up with some delightfully peach-infused French toast.
For the peach cobbler, I selected this recipe: FARM FRESH PEACH COBBLER and used four fresh, sliced peaches. If you have been following along on my baking adventures you may remember I love to select recipes with easy ingredients and where most, if not all, the ingredients can already be found in my own pantry. This recipe really surprised me! Not only did it have a small list of ingredients BUT it used Bisquick as its main ingredient! Wow, it was delicious, easy to prepare and a very frugal choice.
Next, I wanted to try this recipe: GRILLED PEACH SALAD. But, alas, since my grill is still out of propane I had to hold off on trying to grill peaches. Instead I merely sliced four peaches and laid them on a pizza pan. I used about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of melted butter and lightly drizzled it on the peach slices, making sure to put it between the slices too, then I sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar.
Next, I placed them in the oven baking them at 350 degrees for about ten minutes. After ten minutes, I flipped each peach slice over, added the rest of the melted butter and sprinkled on a little more cinnamon and sugar. I placed them back in the oven for ten minutes but I would recommend only about five more minutes as they started to fall apart after ten. When they had cooled, I put them in a Ziploc storage bag and flattened out the peaches to store in the freezer. I am planning to warm them up later and serve them topped with vanilla ice cream! What a fun treat for fall or winter!
I cut four more peaches into slices and placed them in a plastic bag stored in the refrigerator. I am saving them for this recipe: OVERNIGHT BAKED FRENCH TOAST. After so much time in the kitchen this past Sunday, I put off the French toast recipe for last. So, the peaches are still sitting in my fridge waiting to be put to good use! :)
Which dishes do you like to make with peaches? How do you store your summer peaches for use during the cold winter months?