Good morning and happy Friday! We made it through another week.
I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m part of a CSA at Sappington Farmer’s Market. What’s a CSA, you ask? Well, it stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it’s a program where you pay a certain amount each week to get a ‘share’ of what the farmers are growing.
In other words, it’s a way to get super fresh and in season produce! This summer is my first year being a part of the CSA, and so far, I love it. It’s like Christmas every week! I’ve received everything from farm fresh eggs to bison, and a little bit of everything in between. Lots and lots of fresh produce makes this girl happy.
Anyway, last week, along with lots of other goodies, I received this:
A half peck of peaches! Wowza. I think I squealed a little when I saw these. I adore peaches.
I immediately thought of all of the yummy creations I could make with these peaches. During the week, I enjoyed plenty of peach smoothies, grilled peaches with greek yogurt, and of course, I just ate them plain!
But one night I had a really sweet tooth, and only one thing would do.
I love peach cobbler. Love it! But as a single girl living on her own, making an entire batch of peach cobbler could be downright dangerous. Leave it up to me, and I’ll eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! No bueno.
However, every recipe I found online only offered recipes for a full batch of peach cobbler. What’s a girl to do?
I put my Chemistry degree to work! I’m not going to let all of those hours of Calc II go to waste!
I used this recipe from Allrecipes.com. Not only did I scale it down, I made it vegan! I also tweaked it a little: I subbed vegan butter for the real thing and used vanilla soy milk instead of cow’s milk. I also used brown sugar instead of white sugar, since that’s all I had on hand.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon earth balance vegan butter
3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon brown sugar, divided.
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons vanilla soymilk
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
I started off by placing my “butter” in a cute little ramekin.
Not familiar with smart balance vegan butter?
I discovered this back when I did my vegan challenge in March. It tastes, spreads, and even melts just like the real thing! So melt that butter, baby! 20 seconds in the microwave did the trick.
Next, I chopped up my peach. A lot of peach cobbler recipes call for canned peaches, but I’m not a fan. Give me fresh peaches anyday!
Some peach cobbler recipes also call for peeled peaches. I didn’t do that because I’m lazy. I’m all about quick and easy recipes, okay?
Add your peaches to a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for about 20 seconds, just to soften them up a tiny bit.
Next, combine your sugar, flour, soy milk, baking powder, and salt.
Optional: Taste the batter. It’s yummy!
Now pour your batter over the butter that’s already in your ramekin.
I can’t get over how cute my ramekin is! You can find these at Target for less than 2 bucks each.
Spoon your peaches over the batter.
Sprinkle the remaining teaspoon of brown sugar on top.
Pop this baby in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes! That’s it! If everything goes well, you’ll end up with this:
Peach cobbler nirvana. Feel free to eat the whole thing without feeling guilty! I did
I love single-serving recipes because I can eat the whole thing, and there’s no way for me to devour an entire pan of peach cobbler. Because if I made a full batch, I totally would.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! See you next week!