It’s Saturday night and you’re in a bind. Friends call and want to stop by. Of course, you want the company. With COVID-19 lurking in the background, there are few interactions, and having a couple of like-minded friends drop in for coffee and dessert, is ideal.
Jeff Fleming, chef, friend, and cook on the Hines-Furlong Line, Inc., makes a mean, peach cobbler. His crew enjoys eating the mouth-watering southern dessert as frequently as he’s willing to bake it. Fleming said fresh is always better but sometimes it’s not on-hand. Keep your freezer stocked with your favorite fruits because any fruit will do.
“For a quick and easy dessert, try this simple peach cobbler. It’s a great last-minute dessert when friends pop in,” shared Fleming.
16-ounce bag of frozen peaches (substitute any fruit)
1 ½ cups sugar (separated)
Stick of butter
2 tsp. Cinnamon
2 Tsp. cornstarch
Cup self-rising flour
½ cup plus water
Use a 2 ½ to 3-quart casserole dish and add one stick of butter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the dish in the oven for 8 - 10 minutes or until melted. Take your peaches and toss them with ¼ to ½ cups of sugar to taste. Add two tsp. cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. When coated, add 2 tbs. cornstarch and toss to combine. Mix one cup of sugar and one cup of self-rising flour then add ½ cup of water. Whisk to combine. Pour batter into the hot casserole dish and allow to spread. Add fruit and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (approximately 20 minutes).
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.