NOW that is a peach cobbler!!!
Teddy has been asking me to make peach cobbler for as long as I could remember so last Sunday I went to the Santa Monica Main street Farmer's Market and got the sweetest and Juiciest peaches I could find and adapted one of Paula Dean's Cobbler recipe's. What followed was a shower of compliments from a true cobbler connoisseur who called again this morning to tell me that "This is the BEST cobbler [he has] ever had"
* 5 Large fresh peeled and sliced peaches
* 1 1/2 cups white sugar,(set aside 1 Cup for later use)
* 1/2 cup light brown sugar
* 1/2 cup water
* 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
* 6 tablespoons butter (1 1/2 sticks but I think 1 stick is fine)
* 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
* 1 1/2 cups milk
* Dash or two of Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, nutmeg and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk VERY slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 45-55 minutes.