Mary Anne's Summertime Peach Cobbler

"Summertime and the livin' is easy" so goes George Gershwin's song. This delectable peach cobbler is super easy, makes up in a flash and tastes great with ice cream, whipped cream or by itself. Use Porter peaches and your family will be talking about your peach cobbler for generations to come.

1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup water
2 cups sugar, divided
4 cups peeled, sliced peaches, or more depending on size
1 1/2 cups whole milk
Dash ground cinnamon or grated whole nutmeg, optional

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. On medium heat, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
-Put the butter in a 3-quart or 9x13x2 baking dish and place in oven to melt. In a separate bowl, 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 lightly with a dash of ground cinnamon or grated whole nutmeg, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. To serve, scoop to a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Serves 8 to 10.
-Serve warm or at room temperature. (If there is any left over, it's great the next day for breakfast.

Note: You can use apples or blackberries with this recipe. When making apple cobbler, I use Granny Smith and I added about an extra 1/2 cup of water and couple of extra tablespoons of sugar to apples. The extra syrup and sugar made the crust crispy.
Note: I like to flavor my whipped cream with peach schnapps liqueur.