• Hope Gibbs

Just Peachy

I’m currently editing my debut novel, Where The Grass Grows Blue, which is set in both Atlanta, Georgia, and the great Commonwealth of Kentucky. It’s full of complex family dynamics, romance, colorful characters, and savory food, which plays a key role in the story. One food in particular helps bring "together" two of my characters. When writing this scene, I had one dish in mind—a peach cobbler, my grandmother's recipe. Not only is it simple, but it’s also delicious.

Granny would have turned 104 today. Sharing her peach cobbler with you is the best way I can think of to celebrate her. Enjoy!

Back to editing.


Hope Gibbs Tangled Up In Blue Peach Cobbler Recipe

Peach Cobbler

2 cups of fresh Peaches (peeled)

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 stick margarine

Dash of nutmeg

Melt 1 stick margarine in baking dish. Mix together peaches, sugar, nutmeg and water and cook mixture.

Batter:

1 cup self-rising flour

½ cup sugar

½ cup milk

Mix to the consistency of pancake batter. Pour over melted margarine (DO NOT STIR), then spoon fruit over batter, leaving juice in the pan. Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes.

Sauce:

½ cup water

¼ cup sugar

1 TBSP. cornstarch mixed with ¼ cup of water

1 TBSP. margarine

While cobbler is baking, add juice left in the pan, water, sugar, cornstarch mixture, and margarine. Bring it to a boil and pour over the hot cobbler, working the sauce around the edges.


Until next time...