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Wash Day Peach Cobbler Recipe | The Atria Kitchen

Posted on March 11, 2014 by Admin

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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 washtubs filled with water for rinsing the clothes. It was a sunup-to-sundown 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

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. cans of sliced peaches


  1. Melt oleo in an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Mix sugar, flour, milk and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  3. Pour mixture into melted oleo.
  4. Drop the peaches and juice in dollops over the mixed ingredients.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes.


(This recipe was published in Atria’s “A Dash & a Dollop” cookbook ).


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