Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Peach Cobbler

(Wednesday January 5, 2011)
Rating: ****

1 lg. can sliced peaches
1 pkg. white or yellow cake mix
1/4 lb. butter (1 stick)
ground cinnamon, for dusting

Dutch Oven: Prepare charcoal (35 pieces) for Dutch Oven baking.
(I only heated up the needed 28 pieces, you don't really need to bother with the extra ones)

Rub the inside of the Dutch oven with cooking oil.
Place 8 pieces of charcoal under the oven and 20 pieces on top.

When the oven is hot, pour peaches and juice into the oven.

Add the dry cake mix on top of the peaches.

Cut the butter into pats (small chunks) and place on top of the cake mix.

Dust everything with cinnamon (lightly).

Put the lid back on the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

Check cake with a clean straw or knife. Do this by sticking the straw into the cake mix. If the straw comes out clean, the cake is done. If not, add charcoal to the oven and bake 10 more minutes. Check again.

I thought that this recipe went great! I had never really used a dutch oven before so this was a nice easy recipe to follow without very many steps. I think the hardest part was just getting the fire started and going to heat up the coals.
The final outcome of the peach cobbler was very good. I found that the texture of it was great, not quite solid, falling apart in the bowl. The only thing I didn't like too much is that there was a whole stick of butter in the dessert.
I would recommend this as an easy to make, easy to eat dessert for pretty much anyone. A little more peaches in the recipe and it would have been perfect!
Tips: I followed the recipe and instructions the way it was written except for the cooking time. I added 10-15 minutes.


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