Till my sweet friend wrapped up her great tasks for the next day and joined me , I whipped up - literally whipped up these 2 dishes that I've been meaning to try out since long :
2 years back on my birthday we had been to this beautifully artsy town Asheville (which reminds me of Edinburgh for some reason) and tried this place someone had recommended, which was good but with very few vegetarian choices . The gentleman server there got this tomato pie for me , which introduced me to this delicious concept of savory-pies.. Fast forward to a few days back when I saw this recipe @ Gourmet.com and I book-marked it for an appropriate occasion ..and what better occasion then this for a hearty , warm , cuddly pie...so there you go..
I followed the recipe to the pat , except a few minor adjustments :
> adding some ajwain in the pie crust , which gave a nice flavor
> skipping the mayo,
> make do with swiss cheese , thats all I had
and it turned out great!
I had some trouble rolling out the pie , but I rolled it around in some flour and it was good to go..the pie was flaky and biscuity on the outside and warm and spice on the inside ..I should be so proud of my pie-making skills ;)
I have also wanted to try this thing I keep seeing around, called cobbler , and I had some peaches handy too and a quick google search revealed this great recipe for an Easy Peach cobbler..and indeed..easy it was..
In case you didn't know (I didn't) - a cobbler is usually a dessert consisting of a fruit filling poured into a large baking dish over a batter that rises through when baking..
So thats what I did..Prepared my fruit, ie peach and can you believe this is the first time Ive tried this great tip and it works like a charm :
Note: you can dunk the peaches in boiling water for 45 seconds, then into ice water, and the skins will usually slide right off.
I have so much to learn yet
Next , I prepared a basic batter with 1 cup APF, 1 cup sugar (3/4 next time), 1 tbsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and milk to mix.
In a wide baking dish melt about 2-3 tablespoon of butter and pour the batter into it. Without mixing, arrange the peach slices/pieces evenly on the top.
Now bake for abt 35-40 mins @ 350 degrees. The batter will rise up to cover the peach slices . The end result is this heavenly crust with gooey sweet and sourness of peach embedded within..It will go very well with some ice-cream too ..
Taken just before this last piece was devoured by the trio of DH, my loyal-fan Dora and moi..