Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Lady & Sons' Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup milk
1 28-oz can sliced peaches in heavy syrup, undrained
cinnamon for sprinkling (optional)

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Place butter in a 2-quart baking dish and set in the hot oven to melt the butter. Meanwhile, stir sugar and flour together and mix well. Slowly add the milk and stir to prevent batter from forming lumps.

Carefully, remove baking dish with melted butter from the oven and carefully pour batter directly on top of the butter. DO NOT STIR TOGETHER. Spoon the peaches on top of the batter, then very gently, pour the reserved syrup on top. AGAIN, DO NOT STIR. Sprinkle on cinnamon at the point if using.

The most important part of this dish is not stirring the mixture. Pop it into the oven as is, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown. The crust will rise above the fruit, producing a fantastic crust with a gooey, fruity bottom. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream.

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