All the peaches this year are just so sweet and juicy that I had to share another recipe with peaches. I wanted to create my Mom’s peach cobbler that had peaches in a batter that rose to the top, but I couldn’t find the recipe. I kept experimenting till I got just the right combination of ingredients. My husband suffered by eating all of my mistakes but he is not complaining.
I used self rising flour but you don’t need to go out and buy some. Just use 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. If the peaches aren't ripe enough, place them in a brown paper bag on your countertop. They will be perfectly ripe in a few days.
Now go out and get some peaches to create this Southern Peach Cobbler.
- 6 medium ripe peaches
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup self rising flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 4 tbsp butter
Submerge each peach in boiling water for 20 to 30 seconds and the peels will slip off easily. Remove the pit and place the sliced peaches in a large bowl. (Photo A) Add 2 tbsp sugar to the peaches and set aside. (Photo B)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the butter in an 8 in square baking dish and place in the preheating oven to melt.
Combine the flour, sugar, milk and almond extract in a large bowl. (Photo C) Mix well. Pour the mixture into the baking dish with the melted butter and then carefully add the peaches on top of the batter. (Photo D) Do not mix. The batter will rise above the peaches during the baking.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes until golden brown. (Photo E) Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.