Jessica McClung wears a few hats. She's a neuroscience graduate from Emory University with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Cal Poly. She's a Half Moon Bay native currently living in Pacifica, working the past three years as a waitress at Nick's Restaurant. And most recently, she's become the baker of a new popular dessert item on Nick's dessert menu: peach cobbler.
"I like to bake, and they were talking about making a homemade cobbler so I asked if I could do it," she said. "So I brought one in and now a few weeks later, it's part of the menu."
McClung had the recipe from her aunt but "tweaked it a little bit," she said, to make larger quantities and use peaches instead of berries.
"I made the first couple experimental batches at home, but I now make them at the restaurant," she said.
She makes it every day on the weekend and every other day during the week days. One recent weekend night it was sold out by 8 p.m.
"It's selling really well, and I think the goal is to keep it on the menu," she said. "I'm varying it now using seasonal fruit such as berries instead of peaches, then apples and other winter fruits."
The cobbler is $9 and comes warm a la mode with vanilla ice cream.
"I guess I'm the cobbler maker now," said McClung. "I love making it. I think what makes it so good is the fresh fruit and the batter is not too sweet but has a buttery goodness."
Have you tried the peach cobbler yet at Nick's? Tell your neighbors about it!