I have a super secret recipe for peach cobbler that I want to share with you. There is a story to how it came about. In our first home together, my husband and I had a beautiful, mature Babcock Peach tree. It would produce so many peaches. I would give bags of them to all my friends and neighbors and still we would have an overabundance of delicious peaches. It was then that I discovered my husband's mad love for peach cobbler. He's a peach cobbler fiend, but only when it comes to my peach cobbler. I don't mean that in a boastful way. I am sure it's the secret ingredient; Babcock white peaches.
When we moved to our second and current home, guess what was the first thing my husband planted? Yep, you guessed it...a Babcock peach tree. It's taken a few years for that little tree to produce a good amount of peaches. I swear, he lies in wait for spring and the ripening of the peaches. For the last couple of years, we've had lots of them and as result, my husband has had peach cobbler constantly. Literally, when the last piece is eaten, he is suggesting I make another cobbler. I have worked this recipe into exactly the right combination of not-too-sweet, not-too-runny, perfect-ratio-of-cake-vs-fruit. The best part is, it's a simple and easy recipe to make. And without further ado, Mama D's Peach Cobbler...
4 cups peeled, sliced Babcock peaches
1 1/3 cups sugar
a sprinkling of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cup sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup milk
Place peaches in 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup sugar and vanilla extract. Dot with 2 tablespoons butter.
Sift flour, baking powder, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt into mixing bowl. Cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture is slightly coarser than cornmeal.
Combine egg and milk; pour into dry ingredients. Stir just enough to combine; spoon over peaches in baking dish.
Bake in 425 degree oven about 30 minutes, until browned. Serve with fresh cream, or ice cream, if desired. Yield about 6-8 servings (unless my husband's in the house).
So there it is, sweet friends. I hope you will try this recipe out. Let me know if you do...xo