10 February 2009

Fancy Sauce Fail; Peach Crumble Mistake

Tonight I had the last of the Eat Smart veggies and some sweet potato fries with Fancy Sauce (Step Brothers recipe -- see above clip). I have to side with Dale on this one . . . I tried to further fancify it with some curry powder and garam masala, but in the end, fries and Fancy Sauce were a disappointment.

I seem to be on a baking kick this week and why stop now, with canned peaches left over from the Well Preserved shoot waiting around to be eaten, and such a simple recipe at my disposal? And so I made peach crumble. Except I went ahead and complicated things by adding random ingredients, forgetting that a couple days of baking under my belt doesn't quite make me a pro:

Michelle's Peach Crumble Mistake

1 large can peach halves, drained

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup butter


Grease shallow dish with butter. Arrange peach halves in dish. Prepare crumble topping by mixing all ingredients . . .

The mixture was dry and since I have an abundance of eggs I figured it couldn't hurt to add one, mixed it all together and then spooned the topping evenly over the peaches. I baked it at 375°F for 20 minutes, and then to make the top crispy I broiled it for five minutes, which resulted in nine peach halves topped with mini burnt pancakes.

Determined to produce edible results, I peeled off the pancakes and threw them away, then scraped some of the remaining mixture from the bottom of the dish onto the peach halves and baked for another five minutes at 425°F.

Served with a small scoop of So Good Vanilla Frozen Dessert ("ice cream"), it really . . . wasn't . . . so bad. Really. It was ok.

To try next time: sticking a little closer to the original recipe.


  1. ...but they look so perfect and symmetrical!

  2. Maybe the mini burnt pancakes want some Fancy Sauce.


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