Peach cobbler

By J. Scott Wilson
Wikimedia Commons/Ralph Daily

There's perhaps no dish more identified with summer than peach cobbler, especially in the South. This can be eaten straight, but for the true experience, top a warm bowl of cobbler with a scoop (or three) of good vanilla ice cream. If you're fortunate enough to live in an area where Blue Bell is sold, Homemade Vanilla is your weapon of choice!

Ingredients:

1 stick unsalted butter (melted)

1 lb. frozen sliced peaches, thawed

1 2/3 cups white sugar

1/2 cup water

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole milk

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread the melted butter in a 2-quart baking dish.

In a medium saucepan, combine 2/3 cup of the sugar, the peaches and water. Cook over medium-high heat (medium for a gas range), stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens.  This should take 5-7 minutes.

Mix flour, remaining sugar, milk, baking powder and salt in a bowl until it comes together and forms a doughy batter. Spread it over the melted butter in the baking dish. Use a spatula to even it out. Spoon the peaches on top of the dough, then drizzle any leftover liquid around the dish.

Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes, until golden brown.  Serve warm.

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