Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Mama's Peach Cobbler

There are few recipes that remind me of childhood and summer more than My Mama's Peach Cobbler. Okay, so there are no recipes that remind me more of childhood and summer. I have vivid memories of working at the neighborhood swimming pool and having my mom bring this down for all us overworked lifeguards.

After a long day in the sun, we would sit around in the guard shack and eat this with spoons, directly from the bowl the way it is meant to be eaten. I know lots of people like to pair cobblers with ice cream, but do me a favor, just make this and eat it plain, right out of the bowl, and you'll understand.

My Mama's Peach Cobbler

1/4 c + 2 tbsp butter
2 c white sugar, divided
3/4 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
dash salt
3/4 c milk
2 c fresh sliced peaches

  1. Melt butter in glass Pyrex bowl (or any oven-safe mixing bowl).
  2. Mix together 1 c of the sugar, the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk. Pour over butter, DO NOT STIR.

  3. Combine peaches with remaining sugar (you may want to use less sugar, depending on how sweet your peaches are). Place on top of batter mixture (again, DO NOT STIR) and bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. When I made this last week it needed a FULL 60 minutes. Don't fear if the sugar is browning around the edges, its just more delish that way!

I had to call my mom for this recipe last summer and I never realized how easy it is to actually make it, but I think that is what makes it all the more magical.

1 comment:

  1. Yum!!! I love peaches and I love cobbler. I am SO making this soon!