4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups milk OR 12-ounce can evaporated milk
Ground cinnamon, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Put butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture into pan over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon peaches on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if desired. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
— Debra Davis