Cobblers hands down are one my favorite desserts. On any given occasion that calls for baking or dessert making, I leave the task to my husband who can without a doubt work his magic in the kitchen. This time was different I needed a peach cobbler recipe to call my own. The journey began with exchanging ideas with friends and co-workers, then there was the endless streams of You Tube Videos, recipe sites and blog posts. Did I mention the numerous recipe attempts in my kitchen that were failures? Oh, those too. What was clear, is there are a MILLION delicious ways to prepare a peach cobbler.
After several attempts with no success, I came across a basic recipe for peach cobbler and with a little improvising (buttermilk for milk, the addition of cinnamon and vanilla) turned out to be a delicious version that I can proudly call my own with “Easy to prepare” being the key phrase.
Southern Peach Cobbler
Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (29 ounce) can sliced peaches in light syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C). Place butter in a deep 2 quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
In a medium bowl, mix sugar and flour. Stir in buttermilk, a little at a tme, until mixed well. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Stir again until just mixed. Pour carefully over melted butter in dish. DO NOT STIR. Spoon peaches and syrup over batter.
Bake in oven 40 to 45 minutes, or until crust is puffed and golden.