Posts tagged #KitK Originals

Peach Cobbler

Recipe: Peach Cobbler

Summary: I’m a certified “Peach Freak”. I love all forms of peach anything; ice cream, shakes, pies, cobblers, tarts. So, it was with great sadness that I bought a small basket of the “Last Peaches” from the local orchard. *sigh* I still struggle with making a good crust, but Jeff is happily eating all my efforts.

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup cold water
Filling:

  • 3 pounds fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, and salt. Work in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and cold water. Sprinkle over flour mixture, and work with hands to form dough into a ball. Chill 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out half of dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish, covering bottom and halfway up sides.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. In a large saucepan, mix the peaches, lemon juice, and orange juice. Add ½ cup butter, and cook over medium-low heat until butter is melted. In a mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cornstarch; mix into peach mixture.
  6. Remove from heat, and pour into baked crust. Roll remaining dough to a thickness of ¼ inch. Place over peaches. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top crust is golden brown.

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Posted on October 7, 2010 and filed under Desserts.

Blueberry Tarts

Recipe: Blueberry Tarts

Summary: The all-butter crust is hard to beat!

Ingredients

Crust:

  • ½ cup cold butter
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon - ¼ c cold water

Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Mix flour and salt together. Cut butter into mixture and hand mix until crumbly. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Place in fridge and chill.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg. Add blueberries and gently stir to coat berries. Load pie shells and dot with butter. Cover with crust. Dust with cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 min.
Blueberry Tarts

Blueberry Tarts

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Posted on October 6, 2010 and filed under Desserts.

Chocolate Lava Cakes

Recipe: Chocolate Lava Cakes

Summary: I had a craving.  Not really a news flash.  However, I needed a chocolate lava cake and I didn't have a recipe.  I searched the internet, checked the contents of my pantry and this is what I came up with.  Jeff thought they needed nuts.  What do you think?

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate chips and butter.  Add vanilla.
  2. Sift together sugar, flour and salt.  Combine dry ingredients with chocolate mixture.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time.  Beat batter for 5 minutes.  Cover and chill 30-45 minutes.
  4. Butter 4 – 4 ounce ramekins and coat with cocoa. (Nice touch, don’t you think? It was Alton Brown’s idea.) Fill ramekins with chilled batter.
  5. Bake at 375° for 10-11 minutes. Edges of the cakes should be spongy and the insides gooey… and delicious and begging for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  I poured caramel sauce over mine.  I like chocolate, but I have my limits.
Lava Cakes

Lava Cakes

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Posted on October 6, 2010 and filed under Desserts.