One of my favorite things about being home is baking. Those of you who’ve been reading the blog for a while probably know this. I’ve tried to cut back on my baking habit, but I honestly think it’s in my blood. My grandma is a fantastic baker. Her pies are divine, and she even taught me how to make biscotti back in the day. Mmmm…I should make some. When we were little, my brother, sister, and I used to refer to my grandma’s house as “the land of a thousand treats.” And it really was. Being at grandma’s meant you could have 5 cookies and 3 pieces of pie in one day and not get in trouble. She made 20 varieties of Christmas cookies. You think I’m exaggerating, but I’m really not. We made the trek to Grandma’s house twice a year (remember, we were a military family and always lived far away) and it was magical. Truly magical.
All this to say, I’ve been baking. A lot. Our new apartment stays very cool…sometimes downright cold…meaning that the heat that usually discourages my baking in the summer is no longer an issue. And we’ve had lots of dinner guests. I must provide them with dessert right?
The other night I made a peach cobbler. It was more of a cakey cobbler. I found the recipe over at A Sweet Pea Chef’s blog. You can get it here. I paired the cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Delicious. Tonight I’m going to try a blackberry cobbler. I love blackberries and the season is just beginning. So excited.
I’m thinking about getting an ice cream maker. Anyone have one? Thoughts?
I’ll let you know how my cobbler turns out!