Hi. Remember me? The Spatularette?
I used to post about food and bad dates and my travels and all my 20-something drama here. Then life just started happening. I mean it was always happening, but at a faster pace than before. I moved to a new apartment; my brother got married; I was promoted at work, which meant learning a new and more demanding role; I did one of those crazy debt paydown plans and kicked my student loans to the curb. It was just one of those years that I needed a break from the crazy internets so I could be more present in my “real” life. But after months of gentle prodding from friends and co-workers, I decided to get back on the blogging horse. I never stopped cooking (actually, I think I’ve been doing some of the best cooking of my life recently!) I just wasn’t writing about it. But I do miss this space. I miss sharing my kitchen (and life) and reading what you have to say. I miss the challenge of developing my own recipes and learning new techniques to tell you about. I miss scaling recipes down to serve two people. I just miss my little blog. I don’t think I’ll get back to posting at the same rate I was before, but I do want to get back to posting. So… welcome back (or welcome for the first time if you’re new here!) and please just bear with me as I get the hang of this thing again.
So where should we begin? How about with a single serving dessert, which is the thing this site was becoming known for before I took my long hiatus. I live alone, so big-batch desserts are often times totally unreasonable for me. You do not even want to know the kind of damage I would do if I had a whole pan of this sitting around. How can a woman with a sweet tooth like mine stop herself from digging her spoon through a layer of crispy, sweet oatmeal topping down into a hot, gooey dish of peaches buzzing ever so slightly with the flavor of bourbon and find a way to stop herself from doing it over and over again?
The answer is, the only way to stop is to make yourself a single serving. That’s it. The only way.
If I haven’t sold you yet, maybe the recipe below will! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
- 1 peach
- 4 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp bourbon
- 2 tsp flour
- 1 1/2 Tbs flour
- 1 1/2 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbs old fashioned oats
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tbs butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel and slice the peach. Cut the slices into half inch chunks.
- In a small bowl, mix the peaches, 4 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 tsp bourbon, and 2 tsp of flour. Transfer the mixture to a 6 inch ramekin.
- In a separate bowl, use a spoon to mix together 1 1/2 Tbs flour, 1 1/2 Tbs brown sugar, 1 1/2 Tbs oats, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the 1 Tbs of butter into the dry ingredients until the biggest pieces of butter are the size of peas.
- Dump the crumble on top of the peaches and bake for 25-30 minutes. The top will be crispy and the filling will be bubbly when done.
Just hurry up and do it before peaches go out of season!