Thursday, July 7, 2011

Peach Cobbler

We had a really great dinner on Sunday night - New York Strip, sweet potato fries sprinkled with parsley, and grilled asparagus.

All the peaches we picked a few weeks ago have softened up after being in a paper bag, so we decided to start baking with them. Our recipe of choice for dessert? Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler. Yum! I made it a few years ago, and it was just as good as I remembered. The neat thing is that you assemble it upside-down - cobbler batter on the bottom, and fruit on top (pardon the terribly dark photo).

The recipe uses self-rising flour, so the batter rises to the top as it bakes!
Not the prettiest dessert, but definitely one of the tastiest. The recipe (found here) has over 1,000 reviews on Food Network and is rated five stars. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. 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.

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