|Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe - Peachy Keen Cobbler|
I have a folder that has some handwritten recipes that my mother got from my grandmother's cousin's wife, Christine, who lived in Arkansas. You follow me? I loved this lady. She could cook like nobody's business. I mean, she could COOK now, y'all. She could fish. She could hunt. She rode four-wheelers. She didn't mind when my brother used the pink flamingos in her yard for target practice. She was awesome. I have nothing but good memories of sweet Christine. I really thought a lot of her.
So you can imagine my excitement when one day my mother brought me a folder with some handwritten recipes of Christine's. One of them said: Essie's Cobbler. Since Christine had prepared for us THE BEST PEACH COBBLER I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE, I was jumping for joy when I saw the Essie's Cobbler recipe.
Oh, sweet Essie, I think I love you. You must be a relative of Christine's and I bet you can cook just like her, Essie.
I was reading through the recipe and it said to use No 2 can fruit. I was, like, what the heck does No 2 can fruit mean? So I googled it. I looked up "No 2 can fruit Essie's Cobbler". Turns out Essie gets around. Tons of recipes for Essie's Cobbler came up. So apparently Essie was not a close relative or probably not even a friend of the family, but that didn't matter because Essie can COOK, and therefore, I love her. (By the way, No 2 can fruit means, I think, maybe the size of the can. There's about 2 1/2 cups in a No. 2 can.)
Since there was no recipe for the fruit other than saying to add some sugar to the fruit, I came up with my own. Here's my recipe for peach cobbler.
Peachy Keen Cobbler
Batter (Essie's Batter)
1/4 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter & sugar until creamy. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt and add to creamed mixture with milk. Beat until smooth.
Spoon into greased 2-quart casserole dish. Spread out over dish.
2 15.25 oz. cans of peaches in heavy syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1//2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon sugar to sprinkle over top
Pour peaches with syrup into bowl. Cut peaches in to bite-sized pieces if you want. Add in all other ingredients besides the 1 TBS of sugar. Stir. Pour fruit, juices and all, over batter. Sprinkle 1 TBS of sugar over fruit.
Bake 45 - 50 minutes @ 375.
It's mind-blowingly delicious.
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