Yesterday, I got a comment from one of my readers about posting diet recipes. I had to laugh because along with today’s recipe, I was going to post about moderation. So here goes!
We are all in control of what we put into our bodies, unless of course you are on a specific diet and being monitored. The recipes that I post are not always healthy and they do not come with serving suggestion either but they taste good. This is the reason why I have them in my recipe book and why I share them with you. I am not a fan of diet food (personally) but I am a fan of eating in moderation. One thing that people do not realize is that there is never a need to be on a diet. If you eat in moderation, you can eat anything BUT you need to be smart about it. Plain and simple. If you feel that a recipe is too sweet or decadent but you still want some, eat a tiny portion and have the will power not to eat more than that. If you know your will is weak, don’t make it at all. Like I said, you are in control of what you eat.
With that said, here is a very easy recipe for a peach cobbler. You can substitute the fruit to anything you want. I have made it with peach, cherry and apple before and they all taste good! So pick a favorite pie fruit (fruits you would bake in a pie) and make this cobbler!
What you need:
- 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
- 2 cups sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup water
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- Ground cinnamon, optional
- 3 Qt. Baking dish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.