Monday, July 12, 2010

Mancat and Canmat-in-Braining Monday!

I am the mancat!

This week-end Miles and I helped mom make the famous peach cobbler

gramma made up this recipe way back in the olden days when mom was a wee tot and they had a peach tree in the yard, which yielded basketloads of peaches!

Miles: I am a Canmat-in-Braining and I am learning to be a mancat
Lookie, Me and Pierro are helpers

Here is the recipe.
you can print it out.

If you have trouble with the directions, just email my mom
She is never doing anything anyway, especially while we are napping

Bonks happy Monday
Miles: and BRONKIEBONK too

Habit, if not resisted,
soon becomes necessity.

~St. Augustine

~1/2 cup white sugar
~1 and 1/2 sticks (so that would be 3/4 cup... as 8 tblsp are 1/2 cup=1 stick) of butter or margarine
~About 2 cups of Self Rising Flour
~1 medium egg
~A whole lot of peaches... 6-8 medium size
~for peaches in the bowl: another half cup sugar, cinnamon and Instant Vanilla Pudding (in it's dry state [don't make the pudding =D])
~a 9x9 square pyrex dish or something similar (2 quart) do not grease it
~Preheat oven to 325 degrees
~cut up the peaches into nice chunks not slices. 1 inch squares, bitesize...
~Put the peaches in a medium size bowl and set aside... this bowl is a little too small.
use a bigger bowl

~In a nice big bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until creamy then add the egg, mix.
~Add flour a little at a time, keep mixing in more until (it feels like playdoh) you can handle it with floured fingers.

~take about 1/5 of the dough off and save on a dry plate. (keep the flour out, you will need it)

~Press the rest of the dough evenly into the 9x9 dish.

~Set aside
~To the bowl of peaches, sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar and two Tablespoons Instant vanilla pudding, then toss gently with a spoon to sort of get them coated.
~Dump the peaches into the dish. Spread them around, if it is too high then use your hands (of course your hands are clean, we’re chefs here...) and gently push the peaches down so they are nice and cozy, especially the corners. If you have way too many and they are falling out... give them to hubby to eat (men never eat enough fruit)... you don't want the peaches falling out of the dish.
~Sprinkle with cinnamon, as much as you like.
~Divide the left over dough into 6 balls, then with flour make some strips, don’t try to get fancy, just kind of roll and mold something, flatten and lay it across the top. Use flour for easier handling. You should be able to get 3 going each way. Don’t bother weaving, no one will notice.

~BAKE for 50 minutes.
Refrigerate leftovers. This pie tastes really good for breakfast... if there is anything left.


Karen Jo said...

Pierro, it looks like you want to help with the pie eating, too. It looks delicious.

Au and Target said...

Hmmmm, yum, cobbler! And with complimentary cat fur. It doesn't get any better :-)

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

It looks delishus. Yoo two gorjuss boys are so helpful ~ and efurrybuddy knows car furs enhance a dish!

Daisy said...

That looks very extra delicious!

Barb said...

That looks yummky! And I LOL'd at your commentary... use a bigger bowl. bwahahahaha!

Gandalf, Grayson, Witey and Gracie's Mom

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Kitties, you are great helpers in the kitchen too.
Your mom looks to be a really great cook, and she gives wonderful directions.

I'm not much of a baker, but if I was ever to try and make a pie, I bet it would turn out wonderful just following these steps, and the photos help alot.

I hope you have lots of peaches for breakfast and a fun day. Bonky Monday!

Kea said...

Oh, YUM! Our human will be printing this out; thank you!

Busby and Raymond said...

Looks delicious!

Hannah and Lucy said...

That peach pie look great - mum is licking her lips reading the ingredients list. We don't think she would manage to do it on her own though so can your mom send Pierro and Miles over to snoopervise her please.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh yummy, i got here just in time, my coffee is still hot! ha ha ha

looks wonderful guys, you were great helpers!

smiles, auntie bee

Sammy and Andy said...

Great job of snoopervising, Pierro.....and Miles did a good job of assisting you.

Brian said...

I'll bet it smells so good too!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh noes! Mewmie said that was the peach cobbler she was supposed to eat when she delivered Miles! She says she hopes your mewmie makes another one soon and invites her over, hahameow!

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh, our Mommy is dying here! She LOVES peaches. She will have to try this. It looks easy and she thinks we will do a great job inspecting the process, just like you two!

The Furry Kids said...

That looks yummy! don't you guys whap stuff on the floor when you help your mom? Or maybe steal the peaches? If not, our mom wants to know how your mom taught you guys not to. Because if she's cooking, me and EG have to go in the bedroom.
thank you for the recipe - Mama wants to try it.


dellartist said...

Pierro, that looks delicious. You and Miles did a good job helping your mom. You are lucky she is such a good cook!

AttieCattie said...

good baking, boys!

SuziQCat said...

That pie looks delicious! Wonder if it would work with other fruit? We have a TON of blackberries this year, and are trying to find ways to use them. We've frozed a bunch, but there are still more to eat.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Being a CM in B is obviously very hard work, Miles!

That peach cobbler looks delicious!

One Cats Nip said...

OH WOW! Looks super yummy!!!! Mom cant wait to try this recipe she's never had a grandma recipe before but hears wonderful things about them!

Eric and Flynn said...

That looks delicious. You are very good helpers.

A few Good Cats said...

Fresh peaches are now available locally where we live, so your recipe is really timely -- thanks!

Jacqueline said...

Wow, we are impressed you gorgeous boys help out in the kitchen!...Did your Mommy let you taste the peach cobbler?...It was very sweet of her to give us the recipe...Happy week handsome friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Hey Pierro!!!!!!!!
You and Miles are super duper helpers because that pie looks pawsome. Mom is getting the recipe!!
Pierro, you are doing an excellent job of training Miles to be a super Mancat!! Not that we evwr doubted you ;) heehee

AFSS said...

Fenris said he would be happy to eat the leftover peaches. We are going to MEOW at our Mom to try that recipe.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

The Human is not so good with the baking of things that have crusts, but she thinks that looks soooooo deelishus she might have to try it. When she was a wee tot (a long, long, looooooong time ago, there were two peach trees that yielded the finest peaches west of the Mississippi. Now she says you can't find one that holds a candle to those!

The Island Cats said...

That looks absolutely yummy!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Tasty!! Hi Pierro and Miles! It looks like you both did a super great job of helping your mom out!! And Miles, our baby sister Stella said she thinks you are a super cutie!! She hopes it is ok to tell you because you are both still just little kittens!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Yummy!! Yummy!! Mom and Dad love peach pie!! Do you think I could make a cricket pie??? Hehehehehe!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday Pierro and Miles!!
Howdy from your TX furiends,

Cat with a Garden said...

That looks delicious - says our mom! We're not sure if we'd like to taste it but we surely would like to help our mom do it too.
Purrs, Siena & Chilli