Do I smell something YUMMY???
Peaches' signature Peach Baskets
1/4c. + 2T. flour
3/4c. almonds, finely chopped
1/4c. brown sugar
1/4c. light corn syrup
Preheat oven to 350°. In a skillet, melt butter with sugar & corn syrup until bubbly. Remove from heat. Add flour & almonds & stir well. Drop onto cookie sheets in equal mounds, 6 or 8 (2 in the "middle" spaces) to a sheet. Bake for approximately 11 minutes, switching sheets after 5 minutes, until just brown. Let rest for a minute or 2 and remove from sheets with large metal spatula to teacups to form baskets. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.
Over-baking will make them too crispy to remove from the sheets. Under-baking will make them sticky & impossible to remove in a nice shape. It might take some experimentation & don't be surprised if they "fail" the first time (they'll still taste fine). Once you get the trick, they're a cinch.
These can be made larger or formed into other shapes, such as wrapped around a wooden spoon handle for tuilles. They'd be good filled with strawberries or chocolate mousse...or lots of other things!
Best Ever Rum Cake
1 or 2 qts. rum
1 c. butter
1 tsp. sugar
2 lg. eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. dried fruit
1 tsp. soda
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. nuts
Before you start, sample the rum to check for quality. It must be the best quality. Now go ahead, select a large mixing bowl, measuring cup, & spoon. Check the rum again. it must be just right. To be sure rum is of the highest quality, pour one level cup of rum into a glass and drink it as fast as you can. (Good isn't it?) Repeat aforementioned procedure.
With an electric mixer, beat 1 cup butter a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 seaspoon thugar and beat again. Meanwhile, make sure rum is of the finest quality, test another cup. Open second quart if necessary. Add 2 arge leggs, 2 c. fried druit, and beat until high. If druit gets stuck in beater, just pry it loose with a drewscriber. Sample the rum again, checking for tonscisticity. Next sift 3 cups salt or feffer (it really doesn't matter which) & strained nuts. Sample the wum again. Sift 1/2 pint of lemon goose. Fold in chipped butter. Add 1 babblespoon of brown thugar, or whatever color you can find. Wix mell. Grease overn and turn cake pan to 350 gredeese. Now check crum again and bo to ged.
On a good day with small glasses, 4
On a bad day with a large glass, 1
- 1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
- 6 fluid ounces tequila
- 2 fluid ounces triple sec
- Adding frozen berries to the bottom of the glass(es) is optional
- Fill blender with crushed ice. Pour in limeade concentrate, tequila, and triple sec. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
- Consume and turn a good day into a great day, or make a bad day seem like a good day!