Monday, June 30, 2008

Paula Deen would be proud as a peach

Recipe name: Bundled up peaches
Source: somewhere online
Servings: 10
Cookbook date: June 15
Date prepared: June 16

5 peaches
1 can biscuits (must contain 10 biscuits)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 lemon

Peel peaches and cut in half. Roll out each biscuit and wrap one around each peach half. Pinch dough so peach is completely covered. Lay in buttered casserole dish. Boil sugar and water for 5 minutes. Pour over biscuits. Dab butter on and around each peach. squeeze lemon over. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until biscuits are done.

I debated for a long time over whether or not to post this recipe. Since I won't have much to report on this week, though, I thought I might as well.

First, let me say that this dessert is incredibly yummy. If I died from heart disease and then went to heart disease heaven, these peach bundles would be waiting for me there. And I would eat them. I know that there are other desserts with more butter and sugar in them, but for the record, I used Grands biscuits, which are brimming with fatty goodness on their own. To slather them in a simple syrup and butter is out of control, folks.

The bundles came un-bundled in the oven, so if you decide to make these, spend extra time making sure that they are secure. When they came out of the oven looking ugly, I decided not to take a picture. I had already decided that I wasn't going to keep the recipe on account of how ridiculously fattening it would be.

And then I ate one. It was magical. Tim ate one, and he said that Paula Dean would be beaming with pride at us if she saw what we just made (I used to watch Paula Dean's show on Food Network but I stopped after realizing that I simply could not try her food without using 1-2 sticks of butter for everything she cooks).

So....maybe I'll keep the recipe on file, not as a part of our cookbook itself, but as something to turn to when I have an emergency situation and nothing but a peach bundle will improve the situation. You know it could happen!


1 comment:

Laura said...

Also, hate to bring up another reason to hate paula dean because I DO think she would be proud of your creation...but also she is the spokesperson for Smithfield, which has bad labor practices especially at its N. C. plant and we are supposed to boycott their pork. Yeah good dessert, boo Paula