Wash Day Peach Cobbler


Wash Day Peach Cobbler
Wash Day Peach Cobbler
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes | Servings: 6
1 stick oleo
1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1 c. milk
2 tsp. baking powder
15 1/2 oz. can sliced peaches
Melt oleo in an 8" square pan.
Mix sugar, flour, milk and baking powder in a separate bowl.
Pour mixture into melted oleo.
Drop the peaches and juice in dollops over the
mixed ingredients.
Bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes.
When I was a child, Monday was wash day and the laundry was done
in our back yard. The laundry equipment consisted of a large black
pot over a bed of fire to heat the water, a broomstick to stir the dirty
clothes, lye soap and two galvanized wash tubs filled with water for
the clothes to be rinsed in. It was a sun-up to sun-down chore, leaving
no time to make a complicated dessert. This recipe is quick and easy.
The fragrance of it baking lingers in my memory.
Betty Dean, Atria Sugar Land resident
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