Sunday, November 9, 2008

My very first BakeOver

Well, after making bread all day and then putting a pot roast in the crock pot, I decided I wanted to make some kind of dessert. I don't usually make desserts except for holidays. DH has been asking for desserts lately, though. So, it's kind of a surprise for him. I didn't have many eggs left, so a cake or cookies was out of the question. I decided to try a BakeOver.

I'm not one of those experimental, creative or adventurous type cooks. I prefer to have tried and true written-down recipes. But I guess I was feeling a bit creative in the kitchen today (what?!) and thought this would be a great way to use some of the peaches I had canned. Instead of the usual cottage cheese and peaches which has been getting boring.

So, two pints of sliced peaches, a handful of raisins, a handful of chopped almonds, 3-4Tbsp brown sugar and a splash of cinnamon sauteed in about a Tbsp and a half of butter in one of my medium sized fry pans. In hindsight, it was probably more butter than necessary.

Then, as was mentioned in MaryJane's Idea Book, Cookbook, Life Book, I added slices of cream cheese on top.

Using MaryJane's Budget Mix, I used 1 1/4c of that with 1c of water and 3Tbsp butter cut in. I was going to roll it out, but the dough was so soft that patting it out with my fingers was good enough. Getting it into the pan without ripping it was a bit tricky, but I got it done. Now into the oven at 350 for 20 minutes.

I felt it actually needed another 5 minutes of cooking time to get a nice golden color to it.

I then placed a large plate over the fry pan and flipped it over. I should have used oven mitts instead of hot pads as I burned one finger tip on one hand and the heel of my other hand. And ta da! All done. It took hardly any time at all and smells just heavenly. Can hardly wait for dinner. Hmmm, I think it needs whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on the side.

Hey, Grandma! What's for supper?

Organic beef pot roast with baby carrots, new potatoes and sweet green peppers from the garden. Home-made whole wheat potato bread and for dessert; a peach/almond BakeOver.

Yum, yum!

1 comment:

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

Congratulations.. It looks yummy
I was just reading about the bakeovers this morning in my MaryJane's Idea Book,cookbook, Life book . I must try to make one too..