In August, our peach trees are literally loaded with peaches. In fact, the other day, one of our peach trees actually split right in half from the weight of the peaches! (I hope we can save that little tree, it has the juiciest, most flavorful peaches!) We usually have loads of peaches to eat fresh, but I also like to freeze some slices so that I can make this delicious peach cobbler later on.
This peach cobbler recipe is simple because it uses Self Rising Flour! If you don’t have any on hand, you don’t have to run to the store to buy it. You can mix up your own. Click HERE for the recipe.
Begin by peeling, pitting and slicing about 5 medium fresh peaches. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of white sugar and stir to coat. This will help draw out the juices. (In a pinch, you could use a large can of peaches, mostly drained – you won’t need to add the sugar)
Preheat the oven to 350°. While the oven is preheating, put an 8 x 8″ square pan in the oven with 4 tablespoons butter and allow the butter to melt while the oven is heating. Meanwhile, prepare the batter.
For the batter, sift together:
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
Stir just until moistened.
Then, gently pour the sweetened peaches on top of the batter. (You will see that the batter will rise to the top as it bakes.)
Return to oven and bake 50 – 55 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.