You might as well say it's summer here in North Carolina. The calendar may say it's not for a couple more weeks, but the days are humid now and the temps are soaring. Tomatoes and peppers are just starting to come in. The peaches on my tree won't be ready for another month. But our good neighbor, South Carolina, has peaches in abundance this year thanks to a mild winter.
Of course, this isn't behavior you'll want to share at summer parties and that's where peach cobbler comes in!
Cobbler is easy to make. It's good warm, with ice cream, and cold. It's easy for even the most novice cook to make. You can use canned peaches too, if you like, but once you try it with fresh ones, you won't want to go back!
Fresh Peach Cobbler Recipe
Two cups of fresh peaches - you can peel them or not - sliced
One cup of sugar (or this is very good with artificial sweeteners too)
One stick of butter (or margarine)
One stick of butter or margarine
One half cup sugar
One cup flour (self rising or add 2 tsp. baking powder)
One cup milk
Putting it together:
Mix sliced peaches with sugar or sweetener in a bowl.
In another bowl, combine the flour, milk, and sugar. When mixed well, slice butter into a baking dish then cover it with the batter mixture. Top that with the sugar and peach combination. Bake in oven at about 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Doesn't that sound good?
Look for more recipes in the back of my Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries and my Renaissance Faire Mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime!