This time of year our markets seem to be bursting
with fresh peaches and that means that they're at
some pretty reasonable prices. It also means it's
the time to take advantage of all the savings by using
peaches in all sorts of recipes. Everything from homemade
peach jam to one of my all-time favorites, peach shortcake.
We started by baking store-bought refrigerated biscuits
according to the package directions. And for all you
die-hard bakers out there, you can always make these
from scratch. While those cool, we make our filling
which is simply some butter and brown sugar that we
cooked until it's bubbly. Once it is, we stir in some
sliced fresh peaches and let them cook just long enough
until they begin to soften up. Now to give it a bit
of a kick and to thicken it up, we slowly add in a
little rum mixed with a touch of cornstarch. Then
all we have to do is cut our biscuits in half and
go to town. When you layer the flaky biscuits with
the warm peaches and all that flavor-packed syrup,
you'll be in for a real treat. And the whole thing,
start to finish, is done in less than 30 minutes.
You really have to go online and get our recipe for
"Peaches Foster Shortcake," so you can have it on
hand as an easy way to use up summer's best peaches.
I'm Howard in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen, where today
we're looking for a fresher way for you to say "OOH
IT'S SO GOOD!!"