I hope everyone had a fun weekend. We went out to brunch with some great old friends on Saturday and then were stuck indoors most of yesterday due to the rain. When is the rain going to stop? It is looking like another week of thunderstorms and rain which means being stuck inside with a toddler for days on end. No good. Yesterday morning I had a feeling we weren’t going to be able to get out much, and I thought that it would be a perfect excuse to make this Peach Glazed Braised Brisket recipe. I saw these gorgeous peaches at the farmers market the other day and have been wanting a big peach flavored meal and then was looking through my new cookbook, Smoke and Pickles, and saw the brisket. It was kismet. So, the short one and myself trekked out to the grocery store to get the ingredients we didn’t have before it really started getting wet outside. I miscalculated and got caught for the last twenty minutes walking home with grocery bags hanging off the stroller all over the place and just getting soaked from all the rain. Luckily, I got home and nothing was soggy or ruined, so I guess it worked out alright.
I am not going to lie, this is a task to make. Not difficult, but there are a lot of ingredients (although, look through and you may find you have most of it at home already) and the whole thing will take about 8 hours from start time to being put out on the table. However, don’t be put off, a lot of that time is just letting the meat cure in the refrigerator and then actually letting it braise in the oven for 4.5 hours.
In our house, Sunday dinner usually comes with some sort of home made dessert, and so why not just overload on peaches and make a peach crisp. I actually did a search for peach cobbler and found the recipe for this Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce (um, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as maple cream sauce, hello!) from the Pioneer Woman and was sold. This is my new favorite dessert. The crisp is good enough to eat the whole batch on it’s own, but then add the maple cream on top and it is just perfection. Seriously, you have to try this out if you like peaches. Or maple syrup. Or dessert in general. Just try it. Pretty simple to make too. View full post »