Not All Peachy

I was reading one of those free magazines from the grocery store the other day and there was a recipe for a vanilla peach cobbler in it. I was immediately inspired to get up and make it. But of course I had to tinker with the recipe.

First of all I didn’t have the low-sugar, apricot preserves it called for, so I used full-sugar, orange marmalade and cut back on the sugar in the batter.

Secondly the only kind of yogurt I had on-hand was thick Greek style and not the regular it called for, so I added some milk to thin it out.

Thirdly it called for an almond and granola topping but I decided to use toasted,  almond slivers and two packages of instant oatmeal instead.

So I dusted off my baking equipment and proceeded to make my own version.

I actually think it came out really yummy. But I learned a few things along the way:

1. My husband doesn’t like almonds.

2.Never substitute in baking unless you really know what you are doing.

3. When the recipe suggest a sheet pan underneath to catch the juice boiling over the edges – it is a good idea to follow that instruction rather than set off the smoke alarm.

Dessert is kinda like pizza – some is better than others, but there is really never a bad dessert.

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4 comments on “Not All Peachy

  1. Karen says:

    I think you are right. Usually there is never a bad dessert and I’m sure yours was very good. I always tinker with recipes…that is the fun of cooking.

  2. cabinet stew says:

    thanks! it was pretty yummy but I think I better stick to store bought puff pastry – you just can’t go wrong!

  3. Audrey says:

    Your post made me smile. I play with recipes and substitute all of the time. Not everything comes out wonderfully, but most things are very edible. I just need a base recipe to work with and then I create and forget to measure from there 🙂

  4. cabinet stew says:

    Glad I could make you smile and yeah I agree about a “base recipe” although much easier to hide mistakes in the less-scientific savory recipes!

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