Of all the things I made with the peaches, my favorite has to be the cobbler. I have to credit Paula Deen for the recipe. Everyone at the hubby's work loved it, even the big, big boss who is not easily impressed! It's such a simple recipe but it tastes like you slaved all day making it. I'd make another batch, but I don't think I could peel and slice one more peach....
1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup self rising flour
3/4 cup milk
2 cups clean, peeled and cored peaches (or blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, apples, or pears)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter in an 8 x 8 deep baking dish and place in oven to melt. Mix 1 cup sugar and flour. Add milk slowly to prevent lumping. Pour over melted butter. Do not stir.
In a large saucepan, add peaches, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water. Bring to boil then simmer about 10 minutes. Spoon fruit onto batter in baking dish and gently pour syrup over fruit. Do not stir. Batter will rise to the top during baking.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Note: You can subsitute one 28 ounce can of sliced peaches in syrup, undrained for the fresh fruit.
"Chocolate's okay, but I prefer a really intense fruit taste. You know when a peach is absolutely perfect... it's sublime. I'd like to capture that and then use it in a dessert."