Thursday, November 2, 2017

Sweet Potato Cobbler





Sometimes you just want to do something different for Thanksgiving.  I like sweet potatoes but I've never been a fan of casseroles topped with burned marshmallows!  This recipe is my friend Brenda Owen's creation.  Brenda is a wonderful southern lady form Hico, Tennessee (Henry County).  She posted this recipe a few weeks ago and I hurried to ask her if I might use it.  Thank goodness, she said yes!  This was so easy and the end result is delicious.

You'll Need:

2 to 3 sweet potatoes (about 2 to 2 1/2 cups of sliced cooked sweet potatoes)

Cobbler:

1 stick (4 ounces) butter
1  cup plain flour or  all-purpose flour* (about 5 1/2 to 6 ounces)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup milk

Syrup for Filling:

3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 
Heat the oven to 350*

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Peel the sweet potatoes. Slice them into rounds about 1/2-inch thick and add them to the boiling water. Cover the pan and cook for about 12 to 14 minutes, or just until they are tender but still firm in the center when pierced with a fork.

Put the butter in a 2 1/2 to 3-quart shallow baking dish and place it in the oven until the butter has melted.
Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Spoon the batter over the center of the melted butter. Do not stir.

Combine the 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, the brown sugar, hot water, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Arrange the sweet potatoes over the batter and pour the syrup mixture over the sweet potatoes.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Serve with ice cream,  whipped cream, or whipped topping.

*If you use self-rising flour and omit the baking powder and salt.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Apple Pancakes



OH MY GOODNESS!  This makes everything better in my life!  If you could smell my kitchen right now, you'd faint with the scent of fall goodness!!!

This is a twist from an old German recipe that looked more like a cobbler than a pancake.  I took a twist and omitted the cloves....and it's DELISH!!!

You'll need:

2 cups pancake mix (use your favorite or make from scratch) prepared as directed
1 stick butter (halved into pats)
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
6 red delicious apples (peeled and diced)
powdered sugar
warm maple syrup

Melt 1/2 stick butter, add peeled diced apples, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cups white sugar 1tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg.  Fry apples for approximately 15 minutes or until golden and tender.  Remove apples and set aside to cool.

Mix pancake batter as directed, add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to the batter and mix well.

Add 1 pat of butter to a skillet on medium heat. Add 1/2 cup seasoned pancake batter, top with 1/4 cup sliced apple mixture.  Flip pancake when bubbles begin to appear.  When the pancake is firm in the center, remove and set aside to cool.

You  may serve these as you wish but my money is on powdered sugar and syrup!  Honey butter would also be amazing or even vanilla maple syrup!  Frankly, I had one with nothing on it and it was delicious!

Put a little fruit and a whole lot of YUM into your fall!  They will love you for the effort!!!