July 25, 2011

July Means Peaches

Hubby stopped by the produce stand and picked up a bushel of peaches last week and I finally got around to making a cobbler. I thought I would share my peach story and cobbler recipe with you!

As you can see I already used half for the recipe below

I have always loved peaches! As a little girl, my mamaw introduced me to the fruit when I was visiting with her one summer. I remember the sweet juices dripping off my chin in a sticky mess. I was in heaven and mamaw couldn't believe I hadn't had a peach before. I ate so many peaches that day, I made myself sick. Every July after that mamaw made sure peaches were at her house when I came to visit.

One year she told me that I could plant the peach seed in the yard and it would grow into a tree. Well I was all over that! I thought to myself a whole peach tree to myself with unlimited peaches, hot dog! So mamaw helped me plant that peach seed in the back of her yard. Every time I would visit she would show me the tree and how much it had grown. Eventually we were eating peaches off of MY peach tree. Sweet! Every visit mamaw would point out MY peach tree and remind me of our memories we had made together.

As an adult and struggling to grow my own produce, I would think back to that peach tree. How did that tree grow from a seed without effort? No pesticides, no pruning, what the heck? I couldn't help but wonder if mamaw planted a peach tree and painstakingly kept it alive so that when I visited we could relive our special moment visit after visit. Yes, she would do that!

Hot out of the oven!

So Simple Southern Peach Cobbler
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
8-12 cups peeled & sliced fresh peaches
sprinkle of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt the butter in a 11x15 inch baking dish.
Blend together flour, baking powder, sugar and milk.
Pour batter in baking dish over the butter. Pour fruit in middle of batter and do not stir.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until brown and bubbly.
Serve with vanilla ice cream.

1 comment:

  1. I tried this last night. all I can say is YUMMY!!! Simple and delicious! I halfed the recipie and used 8 peaches. Worked beautifully!!
    Thanks Julie... Keep the ideas coming!!
    Jenny Kirkley


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