Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Oh ya'll.... I was a naughty girl tonight... NAUGHTY.  Curtis got some AWESOME fresh peaches from our dear friends at Smith's Nursery and Farmer's Market in Saltillo and I decided to make a peach cobbler.  Who would have a better recipe for pure Southern comfort food that Paula Deen?!  It did not disappoint!

Find some fresh peaches (Go to Smith's!) and get to work on this cobbler.  YUMMY!
  • 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Ground cinnamon, optional (didn't use this, but if that's your thing, go ahead with your bad self)
  • LORI'S ADDITION (1/2 tsp. vanilla, cause that's how I roll!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
This smells so yummy!

Put the butter in a 3-quart casserole dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping.(This is where I added the vanilla.  It just made sense.) Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. (yuck!)
This is what it looks like before it bakes.  I wanted to stir, but when Paula says "don't stir" you listen, ya'll!

Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.  (I suggest homemade vanilla!)
So good!

Canned peaches will work if you can't get your hands on some good, fresh peaches.  Ya'll enjoy!