Accepting And Living With Alzheimer’s- Peach Cobbler Snack Cake

As I set across the table today from my beautiful 92-year-old Mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, I realized that it didn’t really matter if she knew me or she didn’t.  She was happy, with me, talking to me, being with me …in the moment and the need for her to know who I was …seemed no longer important.  The fact that my mother didn’t remember the past, as to who I was, or what her life had been didn’t matter.  What mattered was the present, the moment.  And in that moment, as we set there at the table, she was happy.  Laughing and smiling …giggling actually, her bright brown eyes twinkling.

As I left I looked back and heard her say, “What a sweet lady, I’m so glad I got to meet her.”  My heart is so full.  ❤

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In younger years my Mom and I would bake together.  Here is one of our favorite southern dessert recipes that as a girl I loved to make, and still do.

Mother & Daughter Peach Cobbler Snack Cake

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Happy Baking!

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Mother & Daughter Peach Cobbler Snack Cake

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Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup granulated sugar plus 3 teaspoons, divided
  2. 2 1/2 cups sliced peaches
  3. 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 2 cups flour
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  9. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Spray an 8-x-8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine 3 teaspoons sugar, cinnamon and corn starch. Toss peaches in the mixture and coat evenly. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, sift together 1 cup sugar, flour, salt and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk together milk and butter. Slowly pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until incorporated.

Pour cake batter into prepared baking dish. Press sliced peaches into the cake batter and place some on top. Put in the oven and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Homemade Whipped Cream

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  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle

Pour the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract into a large bowl, and whisk using a large balloon whisk. Whisk for approximately 3–5 minutes, until the cream reaches the soft peak stage. You will notice the cream form large bubbles on top, the bubbles will disappear and the cream will start to form ridges.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

 

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23 thoughts on “Accepting And Living With Alzheimer’s- Peach Cobbler Snack Cake

  1. I love these shares! My grandmother reached out and held my hand the other day and all I did was smile thinking how grateful I was to experience that moment. This disease is so overwhelming but these moments are a treasure indeed have great weekend 🙂

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    • Thank you! It helps to write about it sometimes. Love that you are able to be such a joy in your grandmother’s life. Beautiful!! Thanks for stopping by and reading and sharing your grandmother stories with me. 🙂

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  2. You are one of the most beautiful souls I have met, and one of the strongest, to find the love and happiness in the midst of what must be hard times as well as good. Thank you for sharing with us. I wish lots of happiness for you and your mum.

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  3. I love your comments – they are so true! I try and live by them with my own mother. What is most important right now is that she feels loved and comforted – whether she knows that I am her daughter or not.

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  4. Hello there! I am so sorry I am just now seeing this …Yes, I do agree! It is good for them to feel loved and secure and not confused, as much as possible! Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂 I hope your mother is doing well.

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