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.