Are you ready to hear something sad? I’m talking make you say “Awww, poor thing” out loud sad… Up until a year ago I had never had a homemade cobbler. The closest I had come was the peach cobbler from Hardee’s and that was my favorite thing to eat as a teen. I loved everything about it and would beg to go there whenever we were in the neighborhood – just for that peach cobbler.
Last year John’s grandmother made a homemade peach cobbler for Easter. I was eager to try it because I remembered how much I loved the cobbler from Hardee’s. When I took that first bite I was smitten. She had taken that favorite from my younger years and made it even better; I had no idea that was even possible.
Needless to say I spent the entire aftermath begging for the recipe so I could make it for myself. She was hesitant since she’s pretty tight-lipped when it comes to her methods. I think she believes if we all know how she does it we wont go down there for dinner. Of course we will! No one can touch Grandma Goldie’s cooking – even with her own recipe – it’s all that love she cooks with.
I told her about my new blog and how I would love to share this recipe with y’all. She wasn’t on board at first, but when I explained how much you all would appreciate her recipe she said yes. Did I mention she is the sweetest, most kind person you’ll ever meet? Well, unless you meet her on the road cause she’s got a bad case of road rage.
So, here it is – this is Grandma Goldie’s Shore Famous Peach Cobbler. Can you believe how simple this is to make? It makes me feel like a neglected child now!
- 4 tablespoon (1/2 stick) butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 5 medium peaches, peeled and sliced
- 3/4 cup self-rising flour (this is important!)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoons
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the water, brown sugar and peaches in a medium size sauce pan. Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add the butter to a 1.5 quart baking dish and sit it in the oven while you prepare the dough mixture.
- Mix the flour, granulated sugar and milk gently until well blended. Pour the mixture over the melted butter but don’t stir. You’ll notice it rising and thickening along the side of the dish – this is normal (and a good thing!)
- Lay the peaches on top of the mixture and pour any remaining syrup over the top.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is brown. Immediately sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of sugar on the top crust and let sit until warm.