Suns Up Cobbler
Traditional Pagan foods associated with The Litha Sabbat are fresh vegetables of all kinds and fresh fruits of yellow, orange, and red. Fresh fruit juice mixed with 7-Up compliments any meal. Since Litha is a time for the young and childlike play, the following recipes are geared towards teens preparing the meals. Here are some easy dishes that can be both fun and symbolic.
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- 1-1/2 lb (14 oz can) 3 1/2 cups, halved peaches
- 3 slices slightly dry bread (toast on light)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup butter or margerine melted
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter or margerine
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1Drain peaches, reserving 1 cup syrup. In a pan, combine cornstarch and salt and slowly blend in reserved syrup. Over med-high heat, cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and cook and stir for 2minutes. Add lemon juice, butter or margarine and peaches. Heat JUST to bubbling. Pour into 10x6x11/2 inch baking dish.
Cut bread lengthwise into 1 inch strips. Dip into 1/4 cup melted butter, then into mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Arrange over peaches. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until toasty. Serve with cream (optional) Makes 6 servings.