My wife, Amy makes the best Peach Cobbler. Saturday, I finally found her the perfect vessel to bake it in. It is a 100-year-old Griswold “Chicken Frier”. So now, her cobbler looks as cool and rustic as it tastes. She made it last night for a church function and once again brought home an empty pan. It is easy and cheap to make. Whether or not you have any vintage cast iron, try it and it will instantly be a family favorite.
4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 45 minutes.