9 medium peaches (peeled & sliced)
1 pkg. Louisiana Fish Fry Cobbler Mix (yeah, you read that right!) or whatever your local brand
1/2 Cup water
1 Tbsp. sugar
Wash, peel and slice peaches. Reserve peelings. Prepare cobbler mix according to package directions and let sit. Into a small pot over medium high temperature, put water and sugar. Stir and simmer for a few minutes. Squeeze peelings to extract juice, then put them into pot. Cook until juice thickens a bit. Smash the peelings to bottom of pot. Remove from heat and cool.
Melt butter in baking dish, or use cast iron pot if you have one. Pour in cobbler mix, leaving a bit in the bowl for garnishing. Strain juice from peelings over sliced peaches, then pour all over cobbler mix. Top with remaining cobbler mix. Cook according to pkg. directions. Great with vanilla ice cream!
- Don't forget to use the senses when describing scenes, people and things in your work.
- Clean up the kitchen! (Edit, revise, edit, revise...)
- Local flavor in your setting and character building makes for tasty reading.
- Look for ways to squeeze the goodness from a scene, chapter, stanza or description.
- Some parts of the "fruit" are not meant to go into the "cobbler." It's better to throw them out than to ruin your WIP.
- Taste and adjust seasoning/ingredients as you go. The best "cooks" (writers) are those who can take a recipe, tweak it and make it their own.
- Always follow directions unless you're a master chef.
- Share your cobblers with others. They may suggest ways to make it even better!
- Feed your readers well, but leave 'em wanting more.