Today was a leisurely Sunday that allowed me to visit the Farmer's Market set up in my neighborhood of Madison. Not expecting to buy anything, I saw Georgia peaches from The Peach Truck, a local business that I recall seeing debut in Nashville last summer. Peach Cobbler had been on my mind...so when in Rome...(or Madison, in this case).
Thanks to my Aunt Nell's niece, Annette Dickson Tobin, I was able to secure a copy of one of the first Lanier County cookbooks I remember getting my hands on as a child. I don't know what happened to Mama's but am thankful for this 26 page treasure. Bobby Pafford, a Lanier County native, while running for the Public Service Commission of the State of Georgia, distributed Grandma Pafford's Cook Book: Her Favorites - Old and New Recipes Tried and Tested in Grandma's Kitchen. The cookbook is divided into four sections: Cakes and Fillings, Pies, Cookies & Candy, Salads & Miscellaneous (dishes more savory in nature). As the book opens in the center where it is stapled, on page 13 is the recipe for Fresh Peach Cobbler. The recipe I provide below has been edited and re-written, but is the original recipe.
Fresh Peach Cobbler
5 medium sized peaches, ripe; peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
tablespoons (¾ stick) butter, melted
1 cup sugar
¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ cup milk
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix peaches with one cup of sugar and set aside. Combine 1 cup of sugar, flour, baking powder, milk and salt; whisk until smooth avoiding lumps in flour. Pour that mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish in which the melted butter has been added. DO NOT STIR. Add sweetened peaches and bake for 1 hour.
Ok, so I have a pretty big announcement...and I'm still pinching myself about it. Shelly Barnes, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with the University of Tennessee Extension in Wilson County, has invited me to participate in the "Taste of Wilson County" at the 2014 Wilson County Fair in Lebanon. My demonstration will be Saturday August 23, at 5:00PM at the Adult Family & Consumer Sciences Building. I would love to personally invite all of you to attend. I have attended many fairs over the years and the Wilson County Fair is on the top of my list. Great food, clean midways and great things to see and do are in store for everyone. For more information on the Fair, visit http://www.wilsoncountyfair.net