+Its peach time in Louisiana and we are taking a road trip North to Rouston,la . Home of the annual Peach Festival.
There’s no doubt that the Louisiana Peach Festival brings about a time of excitement in the town of Ruston, LA. From a weekend full of festivities, awesome food, and great laughter, it is an event that you do not want to miss. With great success comes great history that dates back many years.
The festival was born in the late 1930s when several commercial peach orchards were located in Lincoln Parish. In 1947, the area peach growers organized the Louisiana Fruit Growers Association. In 1951, the decision was made to promote their industry by spreading word throughout Louisiana and surrounding states of the excellent taste of Lincoln Parish Peaches.
+Louisiana peach cobbler
- 3 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter cut in small pieces
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
- 1/2 cup (or less) heavy cream
Lay sliced fresh peaches in a buttered 1½-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of sugar. Dot with the 1/4 cup butter, which has been cut into small pieces.
For crust, mix together flour, baking powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt. Cut in the remaining 1/4 cup butter. Stir in heavy cream until dough is manageable.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface; place over sliced peaches.
Bake at 375˚F for 35 minutes, or until top is nicely browned.