My neighbor brought us a bag of peaches from South Carolina last week and I was suddenly overcome with the desire to make some sort of culinary peach cobbler masterpiece with these beauties.
Ultimately I decided to go with a cobbler, which I attribute partially to me being in the throes of PMS. Between my hormonal state and Miss C being diagnosed with pneumonia in her left lung last Thursday but continuing to ask all weekend when she could go outside, play with her friends, and go swimming, and us watching way too many kid movies, I needed something sugary and oozing with butter. The hubby and I loved it, the girls are apparently diametrically opposed to any dessert that doesn’t come in a package with tiny cartoon elves on it or have sprinkles. Weirdos.
I did a little searching online and found this Easy Peach Cobbler recipe from Southern Living. I’ve never made a cobbler in my life, I’m almost 40 years old, and I’m Southern. I have made biscuits from scratch, though, so I’m not a total Southern cook fail. Oh and I own not one, but two, iron skillets. So there!
Warning, this cobbler is so delicious that you’ll find yourself eating seconds without even realizing you’ve gotten up from the dinner table. It reels you in like that, the temptress.
Easy (So Easy Even I Can Make It) Peach Cobbler
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
4 cups fresh peach slices
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).
Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir).
Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 10 servings
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