Growing up, the go-to cookbook was Bell's Best. Mom's copy was in two pieces, the cover half torn off, and pages marked with numerous stains from frequent use.
Filled with family recipes of the Telephone Pioneers of America (Mississippi Chapter), it features Southern cooking at its very best.
As Sissy and I have both established our own households, we've been gifted our very own copy of this beloved cookbook. Many a phone call that starts "how do you make..." is followed by "did you check Bell's?" This recipe is a favorite one in our family- one of the many dog-eared pages of my copy of Bell's.
Summer in Georgia means three things to me: peaches, watermelon, and blackberries. And the best way to eat two of them is in Washday Cobbler. Watermelon is best enjoyed fresh and cold.
Five ingredients, simple measuring, it comes together in just a few minutes.
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup milk
Fresh fruit ( I ended up using canned as my fresh peaches had mysteriously been eaten)
Preheat oven to 425 degree. Melt your butter in an 8x8 casserole or equivalent.
Bake uncovered at 425 degrees 25-30 minutes or until browned.
Best enjoyed warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I hope you enjoy this particular part of Bell's Best as much as we do.