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Easy Peasy Peach Cobbler

Do your parents give you food whenever you visit them? I see my parents almost every weekend, and they always give me some food. Pickles they made from cucumbers they grew, piccalilli made in the style of my grandpa, Bumbi, a huge pan of summer squash parmesean, ready to bake, and most recently, peach preserves made from peaches they picked off their neighbor’s tree. 

So now I suppose you could say my parents and I are at a stand off. Give me a jar of pickles, and I will make you fried chicken sandwiches, topped with those pickles. Give me piccalilli al la Bumbi, I will bring over fish chowder a la Bumbi. Bake me a huge pan of summer squash parmesan and I will bake you a tray of almond biscotti. Hand me over a jar of peach preserves? I am going to turn around and present you with this peach cobbler.

As far as stalemates go, this is a delicious one. Happily, this recipe is super easy and quick to make, so much so that I received the peach preserves in the morning and could up the ante with the cobbler in the afternoon. 

While you may not have a food war going on in your life, this cobbler is yummy enough to please just about every palette. If peaches aren’t your pleasure, substitute cherries, blueberries or whatever you prefer. Enjoy!

3/4 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups peach preserves
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Pour the melted butter into a 9 by 9 inch baking dish.

Meanwhile, which together the flour, sugar and milk. Pour this batter into the buttered dish. Spread the peaches, including the juice, evenly around the pan.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving with vanilla ice cream. 


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