It’s summertime here in the mountains and that means a few things are guaranteed to happen on any given weekend: The fish will be bitin’ down at Lake Winifield Scott, the kids will be outside catching lightning bugs come dark, and somebody, somewhere– is baking a fresh peach cobbler. Well, today it’s us. And we’ve got a Peach Cobbler recipe that will, as we say in North Georgia- “Make you wanna slap your Granny down!” (For those of you who are unfamiliar with our mountain vernacular, that translates roughly into “really REALLY good” food).
Now, no disrespect to the Grannys out there– We all know that Grandmas are the best cooks around. But this here Peach Cobbler isn’t your Grandma’s version. We took a basic cobbler recipe and just gussied it up a bit. You know, like Peach Cobbler goes to the Prom. Or something like that. (We do think the mint spring does add a nice touch!)
So are you salivating yet? Well, just hang on to your hat, ‘cuz we’re gonna tell you how to make your very own hot and bubbly Mint Peach Cobbler.
First, you’re gonna need to gather the staples:
For the Fruit Filling:
6 large peaches
1 TBS chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sourwood honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 fresh lime, squeezed
First thing you’ll need to do is peel and slice your peaches. We like using the ones that are maybe a little over-ripe because of the sweetness. They work great in this recipe! Next, you’ll add the mint, sugar, honey, and salt to the peaches.
(Now, if you don’t have any fresh mint, come by and see us at Sunrise and we’ll give you a sprig. Heck, we’ll fill a basket full for ya. We’ve got it growing out our ears here! )
Take a half of a lime and just squeeze it over the fruit mixture. It adds a nice citrusy “zing” to the cobbler. You won’t really be able to taste the lime after it cooks but it will add a freshness to the peaches. Put this fruit mixture on the stove top and simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. This will get those peaches to release that syrupy delicious goodness and thicken up the sauce for the cobbler.
Now for that warm, sweet crust to top it all off-
For the Crust:
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
You can’t get any easier than this, folks! Take your stick of butter and put it in a small casserole dish. We use a 2 quart and it works like a charm! Melt the butter in the casserole dish in the oven heated to 400 degrees. Meanwhile, mix the flour, milk and sugar in a small bowl and let sit. Once the butter is completely melted (but not burnt, ya’ll!), pour in that thickened fruit mixture right on top. Now you’re going to drizzle that dough mixture right on top. Be sure to pour it evenly, because when it bakes, it will rise right to the top just the way you poured it. Now put that baby in the oven at 400 for 30-40 minutes.
Now call your mamma and round up the kids, cause ya’ll about to eat something REAL good!