DIY napkin tutorial plus southern peach pie
Last week, I guest posted for my friend, Jaima. In case you didn’t get a chance to pop over there to see my DIY napkin tutorial/southern peach pie recipe, I’m offering the full post here today.
I recently purchased a yard of this beautiful fabric on sale for $4 at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store. (One yard will make a set of four napkins.)
I modified the Swamp Fox Peach Pie recipe from a book called “Putting on the Grits” that I got at a yard sale when our family lived in South Carolina.
1 ½ cups flour
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp sugar
6 Tbsp butter, chilled
2 Tbsp shortening
4-5 Tbsp ice water
Mix flour, salt and sugar. Cut in butter and shortening. Gradually add ice water until moist. Knead one minute. Divide into two balls and refrigerate one hour. Roll out one ball for 9-inch pie pan. Pre-bake bottom crust for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. (The second ball will be used to make a lattice top.)
5 cups peaches, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup flour
¼ tsp salt
2 Tbsp lemon juice
¼ cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp butter
½ tsp ground cinnamon
For filling, combine peaches, sugars, flour, salt and lemon juice. Let stand five minutes. Drain and reserve liquid. Turn into pie shell. Add just enough reserved liquid to cover fruit. Top with lattice crust formed from second dough ball.
Mix all topping ingredients until crumbly, then sprinkle or spoon topping into lattice holes. Bake pie at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Baste with any remaining reserved liquid.