Updated: Jul 19
Peach cobbler may be the ultimate comfort food. When Sue Garrett of Mama Sue's Southern Kitchen whipped up a southern-style feast using the fresh fruit and vegetables from her DeLoach Farms produce box, it certainly felt like the perfect ending. Thankfully, she was sweet enough to share the recipe with our DeLoach Farms family, so we can bring a little of that southern home-cooked comfort into our own kitchens.
5 cups of sliced pealed peaches or berries
2 and a half cups sugar (divided into 1.5 cup and 1 cup)
1 and a half sticks butter (Mama Sue says use real butter, you'll be glad you did!)
1 cup SELF RISING flour (do not substitute all purpose flour)
1 cup whole milk
Optional: 1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract, 1 tsp. cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg
Slice enough peaches or berries to make 5 cups
Combine with 1 and a half cups of sugar (reserve the remaining cup for the batter)
Cover and refrigerate several hours (or overnight)
Tip: When peaches are in peak season, buy a basket or a box of free stone peaches. Follow the steps above (adjusting sugar to taste and adding a little lemon juice if desired to preserve color). Divide peach and sugar mixture into freezer bags (squeeze the air out) and seal. Use the peaches frozen to make smoothies or thaw and use in cobblers, ice cream recipes, muffins, or other recipes. You can also enjoy as a topping or eat them by the bowlful anytime you are missing that sweet summertime burst of peach flavor.
Preheat oven to 350
Melt the butter in a 9 x13 casserole dish
In a separate mixing bowl, mix 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup SELF RISING flour, and 1 cup whole milk. If you are using extract or spices add them now. Stir until combined.
Pour the batter mixture over the melted butter in the casserole dish, but do not mix.
Ladle the peaches with the juice into the batter. Do not mix.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes until the top is golden.
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Cool slightly and enjoy!