The start of summer is here, well at least according to the calendar, the weather says otherwise. For the Memorial Day holiday weekend, it sure is chilly out. It is supposed to be warm. It is going to be interesting to see how hot the summer months will be. When I think of warm nights, one dessert always has me think “summer” that is peach cobbler.
Peach cobbler is actually very easy to make, with little cleanup really. I am a huge fan of the Del Monte fruit cups that are sold in the produce section of the stores, that they help make the perfect fresh like taste of peach cobbler, without dicing up the peaches yourself.
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of self rising flour
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of heavy cream
3 containers of Del Monte no sugar added peaches, lightly drained (or 1 can 15 1/4 oz sliced peaches light syrup)
Combine in a bowl the flour, sugar, milk, and cream. If you do not have self rising flour, simply add 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 of teaspoon of salt to all purpose flour. Self rising flour already has baking powder and salt in it.
Mix them together until you have a nice smooth batter. By smooth mean there is no lumps to be seen.
Turn your oven on to 350, and put the butter in the pan you are going to use to bake the cobbler. Put the pan in the oven to melt the butter, usually takes about 5 minutes or so for the butter to be completely melted.
Once the butter is melted, pour on the batter on top of it. DO NOT mix the butter and batter together. Just let it lay there. Do not worry if the batter isn’t covering the entire bottom of the pan.
Next is the peaches, if you use the can just dump it in. For the Del Monte cups, they have more of a water the peaches are in, so you want to lightly drain them. What that means is open the lip up a little bit, 1/4 of the way, and pour the water out. I say when look like half the water is out the container, then that is perfect, they have now been lightly drained. Open the container the rest the way and dump them onto the batter. Again do not mix anything, it is all just dumping.
Last, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the peaches. To make cinnamon sugar, just take 1/4 cup of sugar and about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and mix it together. If you like with a bit more cinnamon add a little more than.
Close the oven and let it bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. You will see that it get a nice golden brown.
Serve it up warm with a little bit of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy!