Recipe Guest Post: Peach Crumble
We are excited to have another recipe guest post on the blog this week. This recipe is the perfect addition to your summer BBQs or just an easy weeknight dessert! The recipe comes from our friend Anna Sandler. One of the best things about blogging, is all of the wonderful writers we’ve met along the way. In addition to “meeting” on the web, Julie and I had a chance to hang out with Anna at a conference last month. She’s a very talented writer living New Jersey with her husband and three children. Anna blogs about motherhood and mayhem at RandomHandprints.com and shares husband humor on the Facebook page, Instructions for my Husband.
(The Best) Peach Crumble
By: Anna Sandler
I am a fruit crumble devotee, and while I think lots of crumble recipes are delicious, this one wins the title as The Best because not only does it have an amazingly good biscuit topping, it’s also really, really easy to make.
8-10 peaches, cut into wedges
1/4 cup sugar (you can use less if your fruit is very sweet)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup very hot or boiling water
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Gently toss the sliced peaches with the sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch in a medium baking dish. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
3. While the peaches are in the oven, stir together flour, sugar and baking powder. Blend in the butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender. It should have a coarse texture — don’t be tempted to over-mix. Add the warm/boiling water and stir until the biscuit topping just holds together.
4. Remove the baking dish with the peaches from the oven, and cover with the biscuit topping by dropped spoonfuls. The peaches will not be entirely covered by the topping, but it will spread when it cooks, giving an end result that is a perfect, dappled crumble topping.
5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until topping is golden.
Serve as is, or with vanilla ice cream.