We're two sisters who are craft book publishers and found ourselves in the midst of an avocado grove. We bought this house where we planned to conduct our publishing business and in the deal got 4 acres of avocado trees thrown in. Now we're not only publishers but ranchers as well! This blog is all about avocados and anything else that strikes my fancy.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More Peaches

Are you tired of peaches yet? I'm not. I picked some more and made the peach/blueberry cobbler. Here's the recipe:

About 5 - 6 medium peaches (or 2 16 oz cans sliced peaches)
1/2 cup baking mix (I used Jiffy)
1/3 cup sugar
ground cinnamon
1/2 cup blueberries (optional)

2 1/4 cups baking mix
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup milk
mixture of 1/4 cup sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ
2. Spray casserole dish with oil
3. Drain the peaches if using canned. Combine the peaches, including the juice from the can, the blueberries, baking mix, sugar and a little cinnamon. Place this mixture into the casserole.
4. Make the topping: combine the biscuit mix, sugar, butter and milk in a bowl. Mix until combined. Drop the dough using a tablespoon onto the peaches. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
5. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and crusty.

One thing I had trouble with was peeling the peaches. So I checked Youtube to find a post on this subject. I'm always amazed at how many posts there are on any one subject. It sure makes it fun to choose because there are so many bad ones. I just can't figure out why people post those really bad, disgusting, boring, humiliating videos on youtube. But this one is a gem. I absolutely love the background music - how totally refreshing while you're peeling peaches. He's kind of cute too.


One thing he didn't do that the other youtubers did, was drop the peaches into a bowl of ice water. Maybe frenchmen don't use the ice cube method (his method seems to work just fine) This is to keep the peaches from cooking after taking out of the boiling water. So I guess you can decide what is the best method for you.

However, you peel your peaches, enjoy the finished product.


  1. Peach central. I'm expecting a basket any day from a tree up at the grove.
    I think I'm going to try your pie. When you take the peaches from the boiling water to the ice water, there's contraction of the peach flesh which makes it pull away from the skin slightly and make it easier to peel. I had very charismatic friend also working in the food business. When she was peeling a peach for lunch one day I noticed the whole lunch room full of people was watching her..She had a way of handling food that made it seem extraordinary. In today's world, she might have had a cooking show.

  2. Wow - who would think that peeling a peach would gather such a crowd? And perhaps that's why there are so many posts on youtube for peeling peaches. It's such a funny world.

    What was your charismatic friend's technique?

  3. yep, that guy was pretty cute.

  4. and didn't you love the music? I have a feeling he lives in Paris. That looked like a tiny Parisian kitchen. interesting, huh?