There’s perhaps no dish more identified with summer than peach cobbler, especially in the South. This can be eaten straight, but for the true experience, top a warm bowl of cobbler with a scoop (or three) of good vanilla ice cream. If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area where Blue Bell is sold, Homemade Vanilla is your weapon of choice!
1 stick unsalted butter (melted)
1 lb. frozen sliced peaches, thawed
1 2/3 cups white sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the melted butter in a 2-quart baking dish.
In a medium saucepan, combine 2/3 cup of the sugar, the peaches and water. Cook over medium-high heat (medium for a gas range), stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens. This should take 5-7 minutes.
Mix flour, remaining sugar, milk, baking powder and salt in a bowl until it comes together and forms a doughy batter. Spread it over the melted butter in the baking dish. Use a spatula to even it out. Spoon the peaches on top of the dough, then drizzle any leftover liquid around the dish.
Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.