*This post is about Granny's Peach Cobbler-but before you read it, 2 Blind Pig readers have a question for you:
Hi Tipper and friends: We have been reading Blind Pig and the Acorn for a number of years and have come to love your blog about Appalachia. Living in Ohio, and having had relatives who lived in the NC mountains (Black Mountain, Asheville, Robbinsville), we enjoy reading about those places. This Monday we (two sisters who have driven this trip for more than twenty years) are planning our annual road trip to Florida. However, since there are winter storm warnings in Ohio, and also along the eastern seaboard for the next who-knows-how-many days, we are wondering if your readers could give us a better idea of what their weather forecast is for next week or so. I know it's been a different sort of winter all around the country.
We drive down Route 77, through the West Virginia Turnpike, all the way to picking up our route to Charleston SC and getting on to Route 95 to Florida. As much as we've tried to get up-to-date weather information and some of it is quite sketchy, would any of your readers be able to give us a better report on the weather forecast for that region? We sincerely appreciate any help from the Blind Pig family. Thanks! (signed) Ruth and Eleanor
Peach cobbler has to be one of the easiest desserts to make, as well as one of the tastiest to eat! Especially if you have some vanilla ice cream to dollop on your portion.
Granny shared her go to recipe for peach cobbler back in the day when The Deer Hunter and I were first married. You can see where I jotted it down in my cookbook while she told me how to make it over the phone. I've seen the same recipe in tons of cookbooks over the years so it's a very common recipe. Granny said she learned to make the cobbler from her mother, my Granny Gazzie.
Granny's Peach Cobbler
- 1 can of peaches (home canned make it so much better!)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- butter/lard to grease dish
Grease baking dish-I like to use a glass casserole...probably because that's what Granny uses. Pour peaches-along with their juice into the dish. Mix milk, sugar, and flour together. Pour over peaches-don't stir. Cut up butter and drop on top of mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or till done. The top will be golden brown.
Such an easy recipe to whip up when you need a dessert. The recipe also works well with other types of fruit. And I love that it makes just enough dessert for a family meal without having to worry about the leftovers. Of course, the recipe is easily doubled if you need more portions or you want leftovers.