It’s Georgia Peach Time!
One of our favorite things about the start of summer is that Georgia peaches are now ripe & ready to eat! The juicy, sweet fruit is bursting with flavor & yummy goodness, and if you’re like Valerie Andrews (yes, our Valerie!) you will admit that a Georgia peach just tastes different than one from Florida or South Carolina. We’re not called the peach state for nothin’ y’all!
Now unless you know a private grower locally, it’s kinda hard to find these gorgeous little beauties in the normal grocery stores, but we got lucky & found a cool little veggie/fruit stand at Exit 67 off of Interstate 95 which is called South Newport & still Liberty County. The older gentleman who runs the stand has Georgia peaches, as well as lots of other locally grown fruits & veggies.
So since we were lucky enough to find some we decided what better way to celebrate the summer solstice than making homemade peach cobbler. Yeah, we couldn’t think of a better reason either! Cobbler & a tub of vanilla ice cream & our day was made! We wanted to share our recipe, which just happens to be Paula Deen’s, so go get some peaches or other locally sourced fruit & enjoy!
4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
2 cups sugar, divided
½ cup water
8 tablespoons butter
1 ½ cups self-rising flour
1 ½ cups milk
Ground cinnamon, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for
10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 9×12 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. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
And then you invite Charm Reed over & voila you’ve got no leftovers!
Leah Poole, CEO for the Liberty County Chamber/CVB
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