It's the HOT part of the summer here in the south and time for cook-outs, barbecues, and those wonderful, juicy peaches. This recipe is adapted from a version of Paula Deen's and is always a crowd favorite.
4 cups peeled, sliced peaches or 1 bag frozen peaches (16 oz)
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour (or see alternate all purpose flour substitute below)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Put the butter in a deep baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Combine the peaches (right from the freezer), 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
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. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30-45 minutes. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. ENJOY! ☺
Self-Rising Flour: If you don't happen to have self-rising flour on hand, you can make your own. Stir together 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp baking soda. Makes 1 cup of self-rising flour.