Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us and in the South, it signals the opening of family reunion season! And being from a southern family, we, of course, have an annual family reunion that I look forward to every year. I'm especially excited this year because I missed our past two reunions. After I moved down to South Florida, the once four-hour drive from Tallahassee to Pine Mountain, GA, turned into an 11- to 12-hour drive. But we're making the long trip this year and I couldn't be more excited to see my whole extended family, and introduce them to my new husband, who most have never met!
Reunions mean catching up with family, but they also mean FOOD! One of the treats I look forward to most, other than the amazing homemade ice cream, is my Grandma's peach cobbler. It makes an appearance at a couple other family gatherings, but it's always guaranteed at our reunion. I usually have to wait at least an hour after lunch and the mother of all potlucks to make room - but it's well worth it!
And lucky for you guys - I'm willing to share the recipe :) with a raspberry twist! Raspberry cobbler is more of my mother's tradition that I also LOVE and have luckily learned to make at home.
preheat oven to 350
mix 1 cup self rising flour & 1 cup white sugar in a bowl
add in 1 cup milk slowly, until combined
pour mixture into a greased (I just use PAM) 13x9inch or 2 quart baking dish. I use a glass one, that I normally bake cakes in
pour in 1, 16 oz, bag frozen raspberries (if they don't have 16 oz. in the store, grab the 24 oz. and just leave a little in the bag)
stir them around till they're evenly covering the whole pan
slice about 6-8 thin butter or margarine pats and place them evenly on the top of the mixture (the more butter you put, the more golden and crispy your top crust will be... and trust me, that's possibly the best part!)
put in the oven for 35-45 minutes, or until top turns a golden brown :)
My mom likes to have vanilla yogurt or ice cream on the side of the warm cobbler because some find the raspberries to be quite tart - but I personally like mine all by itself!
You can also do 1 big can of sliced peaches, mostly drained, instead of the frozen raspberries. Pears also make a delicious cobbler!