The lady and sons peach cobbler

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time60 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy
110g butter
150g sugar
105g plain flour
250ml milk
790g tinned sliced peaches in heavy syrup, un-drained (use fresh peaches if available; see note)
Cinnamon, for sprinkling, optional
Vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream, for serving
Note: If they are available, by all means use fresh peaches.

1) In a saucepan, mix fresh peach slices with one cup sugar and one cup water. Bring the mixture to the boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir often, making sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Substitute this for the canned peaches. Cook's Note: The most important part of this dish is not stirring the mixture.

Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4.

1) Put butter in a 30 by 20 by 5-cm baking dish and place in the oven to melt. Stir sugar and flour together and mix well. Slowly add milk and continue stirring to prevent the batter from lumping.

2) Being careful not to burn yourself, remove hot baking dish containing melted butter from oven; pour batter directly over butter in baking dish. Do not stir.

3) Spoon fruit on top of batter, then gently pour syrup on top. Do not stir. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of batter, if using. (The most important part of this dish is not stirring the mixture at this point in the recipe.)

4) Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Your batter will rise above your fruit, producing the most wonderful of crusts. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.

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