Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fresh Peach Crisp

I realize that, like everything else in my life except my career, I have neglected my blog lately. No time to remedy that, except to share this delicious dessert I concocted tonight:

Fresh Peach Crisp
5 medium fresh peaches, peeled and sliced into 1-inch thick slices
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup GF multi-purpose flour blend (such as King Arthur)
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 cup certified GF oats (such as Bob's Red Mill)
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/3 cup butter, softened

Heat oven to 375°. Arrange peaches in greased 9x9 glass baking dish. Mix dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry blender until it forms pea-sized coarse crumbles (I generally banish the pastry blender at some point and massage it with my fingers to get the right consistency--but maybe I just love the feeling of butter on my hands, or maybe I just love to lick the cinnamony-brown sugary-yumminess off my fingers). Sprinkle topping over peaches. Bake until topping is golden brown and peaches are tender, about 30 minutes. Serve warm and, if desired, with cream or ice cream.

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This passed the husband test, but probably because I used one of the flour blends that doesn't include sorghum. He doesn't like the aftertaste of sorghum; nearly 9-months into the gluten free life, I am jaded and can't taste it anymore. I'm kicking myself that I forgot to buy ice cream yesterday to go with this. But it was tasty enough on its own!

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