Friday, September 19, 2008

peach heaven

Cali and I bought a couple of boxes of peaches on Moday. I love peaches. Here is my favorite peach recipe. I can barely live without this and I think about it all year long until peach season rolls around.

Cortney always whips up the crepes...because I don't have the patience for making them thin and pretty. Once when Carolina was blessed Cali and him cooked up over 200 of these little babies, for the luncheon afterwards. So he has a real crepe talent.

I just use a basic recipe from allrecipes.com

Basic Crepe
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
DIRECTIONS
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.
  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
  • Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.
  • I add a couple tablespoons of sugar to this and this time a little almond extract. This recipe is fail proof. It always turns out and it is really yummy.

    Then for the filling:

    I melt 1/4 cup butter with 1/4 c brown sugar in a sautee pan. As soon as the butter is melted I add sliced peaches. (I used 5 last night but you could probably add up to 8). Once you add the peaches the butter and brown sugar combine together to make the most delicious caramel butter sauce. You only cook the peaches like a minute. You don't want them cooked but just get warmed. You still want them to taste like fresh peaches. This is so easy and is a favorite of any one that has it.

    You have to serve with whipped cream (the real stuff people)...and I always top it with tons of powdered sugar. My kids loved this.

    Now go out and get some peaches...I think we have a couple of weeks of good peaches still here in Utah so, seriously get your hands on some and make this.

  • 8 comments:

    Angelique said...

    Although I drool practically all the time (mostly when I'm sleeping), I'm drooling double-time looking at these peaches and crepes. Yummm

    Allison said...

    Whoa, those look amazing! I'm definitely trying those!

    Cindy said...

    We love peaches AND crepes too, and I'm definitely going to make these! Thanks!

    Anonymous said...

    thanks, i have a half flat of peaches in my refrig right now. good idea for sunday breakfeast.....i can hardly wait...whit

    Berta said...

    Ummmmmmm, I remember the taste of these - so SUMMER! Thanks again for the recipe.
    MomBerta

    Jon & Julee Heslop said...

    I know this one is a little late but i think courtney's mustache is freaking awsome. if i could grow my mine like that i would. he has a gift.

    Supercords said...

    How did I know the words "brown" and "sugar" would appear somewhere in this post...

    HEATHER D said...

    Ash, you must have been reading my mind. We so wanted crapes for breakfast this morning and I was wishing you were here to show me how to make the delish stuff. Oh you rock. I am making that tomorrow.
    RAD.