5-6 cups FRESH peaches
2 cups flour
3 cups sugar (divided in half, set 1.5 cups aside)
1 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt (divided in half, set 1/2 teaspoon aside)
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 and 1/2 cups BOILING water (Yes you read that correctly this is key in the making of this cobbler)
Peel and slice peaches, spread in greased 2 quart shallow baking dish. Let sit until syrup forms ( I let it sit while oven heats up and I prepare the “dough”).
In medium bowl, stir flour, 1 1/2 cups of sugar,milk, butter, baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt. Batter will be thick. Spoon batter over peaches, spread to edges of the dish. Set aside. In a small bowl,mix well the rest of the sugar (1 1/2 cups), cornstarch & the rest of the salt (1/2 tsp). Sprinkle this mixture over the batter. Then pour 1 1/2 cups of BOILING water over all of it. It will look VERY watery. Do not stir. Place carefully in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until golden brown and glazed. (If knife inserted into cobbler comes out clean, it is done). Serve warm or cool with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.
Serves 12 normal people or 6 big teenage boys.
From : Sandy Trefger