Anything I can do to save a few minutes here and there seems to be well worth it these days! And since we’ve been having pancakes quite frequently lately, I decided to whip up a batch of mix in bulk. I took our favorite pancake recipe from Joy of Cooking and sextupled the dry ingredients then combined it in a big bowl and poured it into a canister.
Now instead of having to get out the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt as well as the different measuring utensils for each, I can just grab the mix and add it to the wet ingredients!
No more sacrificing taste for convenience when you make homemade pancake mix in bulk. It’s so much, much, muchly better than the boxed stuff!
Mmmm…peach cobbler! Coupled with a scoop or three of ice cream, it is a family favorite. A bit of a messy dish, but then again, anytime kids are involved you can count on a good mess!
The day we made this, I happened to be feeling particularly patient so I invited the little one to join in. While I do look forward to the day Jayna is more of a help than a hindrance in the kitchen, I sure enjoy her company now! Her lightheartedness and imagination dispel the frustration she sometimes causes. Don’t let that photo fool you!
With filling steeped upon the edges and it’s nonuniform biscuits, peach cobbler is definitely not the most tidy looking dish, now is it?! In fact, it can be quite messy if you don’t get just the right amount of filling as it can easily bubble over and into your oven as it bakes! And if you’re anything like me, that spilled filling stays there months or more until you get around to running the self-clean cycle. If the cycle didn’t take three hours, I’d probably run it a lot more often!
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6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
⅔ cup heavy cream, plus a little more for brushing
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 2½-quart baking dish. In a medium bowl, stir together the peaches, sugar, tapioca, cinnamon, lemon juice, and pinch of salt. Pour into the prepared dish; set aside.
For the topping, in a large bowl, whisk together the 1⅔ cups flour, sugar, baking powder, and ⅛ t salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Slowly add the ⅔ cup cream, mixing until the dough just comes together. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it sticks together. Roll dough out so it’s ½ inch high and use a cup to cut pieces.
Evenly arrange the dough rounds on top of the filling. Brush a little cream over the rounds. Bake about 1 hour or until the biscuits are golden and the filling is bubbling.
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