You don’t need an excuse to enjoy the deliciously sweet treat of a peach cobbler, but we’re giving you one anyway. Next Wednesday is National Peach Cobbler Day! So, gather your ingredients and plan to celebrate by making this yummy peach cobbler.
Peach Cobbler KAQs (Kid Asked Questions)
If your kids are going to help you bake this indulgent dessert, you probably expect a lot of curious questions. We thought it might be helpful to supply you with a few fun facts about peach cobblers.
- Where did peach cobbler come from? European settlers didn’t have a lot of fresh food during the winter and sometimes they didn’t have any in the warmer months either. So, they had to make meals out of things they could can or didn’t spoil quickly, like peach preserves and dough made of flour.
- Why is it called cobbler? Because the settlers thought the finished dish looked like the cobbled streets of their homeland.
- How did the settlers make peach cobbler? Settlers made their version of cobbler with peach preserves topped with plain biscuit dough. They didn’t have stovetops and ovens. So they cooked the cobbler in a Dutch oven over a campfire. They would eat cobbler for dessert as well as for breakfast.
- Can I have some peach cobbler for breakfast? We’ll leave this one up to you, but it is a holiday after all.
National Peach Cobbler Day
They may ask why peach cobbler gets a whole national holiday. If so, we’ve got the facts for that too.
In Georgia, peaches are pretty easy to come by when they’re in season. But they’re out of season in April. The Georgia Peach Council wanted to sell more canned peaches during the off-season so they started promoting Peach Cobbler Day. It was a huge success and eventually became a national holiday.
You might also like: Start Your Garden Today
Super Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe
This is a super easy recipe that only takes 10 minutes of prep time. All you need is:
- Two 15-ounces cans of peaches
- A stick of butter
- 1 cup of self-rising flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- I cup of milk
Here are the instructions:
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Drain the cans of peaches, but keep the syrup from one can.
- Melt the butter in a 9×12 baking dish.
- In a mixing bowl, mix the flour and sugar. Then whisk in the milk and syrup.
- Pour the batter over the melted butter and arrange the peaches on top
- Pop it in the oven for 1 hour or until the crust is golden brown.
- Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream. Enjoy!
- Optional: Bring us a bowl at Doug Henry Buick GMC and we’ll help you find your next vehicle!
Disclaimer: The stock image is being used for illustrative purposes only, and it is not a direct representation of the business, recipe, or activity listed. Any person depicted in the stock image is a model.