Here’s a six-ingredient dessert that takes exactly five minutes to throw together. Add a scoop of ice cream and you’ll be the hero of the evening.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
1 398-mL can sliced peaches, in unsweetened juice
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease an 8 or 9 in. (20 or 23 cm) square baking pan.
In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, or in a food processor, beat together the sugar and butter until creamy. Add the flour and baking powder and beat until combined. Pour in the milk and mix just until it makes a smooth batter.
Spread in the prepared baking pan. (A sprinkle of cinnamon would be a nice touch here, but that would make seven ingredients, so let's forget I ever mentioned it, OK?)
Now pour the entire can of peaches – juice and all – over the batter in the pan. I know this seems weird, but don’t worry – it’ll be fine. If your child is helping you, have him arrange the peach slices in an attractive manner so they cover the top of the batter evenly.
Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until the top of the cobbler is beginning to brown lightly. Serve immediately with a heap of vanilla ice cream.
Adventures in Cobblerhood: Be brave! Try this recipe with canned pears, pineapple or fruit cocktail instead of the peaches.