As of last week, there were still peaches available here and this caramel peach grunt was made, again. I recommend serving it piping hot. You cook the peaches in a caramel sauce and then add the biscuit topping and bake the whole thing. I had it all going in the cast iron skillet, perfect from stovetop to oven, but I knew that adding the biscuit topping was going to cause a disastrous overflow of caramel and peaches in the oven, so to avoid the bad situation, I made the quick change out before adding the topping.
The recipe is in Rustic Fruit Desserts, which is still one of my go-to baking books. I once again need to say the teacake is amazing and can be used for almost any fruit. Flipping through the book, it's easy to miss, but they sell seasonal ones in their bakery (Baker and Spice) and they are amazing and so easy to make at home, it's dangerous.
- Unrelated to all this I am knitting this sweater (Ingenue from the Custom Knits book. it's a Ravelry link) after a 2 year break. You know how these things go. I got some help and am on a roll again. Well see how far I get now. I need to finish it because next up I really want to start this vest by Jared Flood for the only man that lives in the house, but um, what the heck? (steeks!) It seems a bit advanced for me. I want to use Noro Silk Garden yarn color 252, which is keeping me up at night. I might use another vest pattern instead if I get too nervous trying Jared's, maybe one in Men's Knits called Simple Vest.
- It's a big weekend here—my brother and eldest child share a birthday. There will be much celebrating. Sadie has requested Frosted Flakes for her special breakfast. And she sure is hoping she gets that pogo stick. I'm not sure my brother would want Frosted Flakes, but he'd be all over a pogostick. For gift ideas for him, I was recently shown this crazy thing by the charming Mr. Paulson, iRig, which turns your iphone into an amp. You know, for rockin' out on your guitar all Eddie Van Halen style, which my brother does. But I didn't get him that in time. Maybe for Christmas? I hope he isn't reading this.
- I am excited to be blogging over at habit this month. This is a whole new way for me to blog and I am so curious to see how it will feel. Please come and visit!