Apparently great minds think alike: Tamara and I must have been channeling peaches! This is different from any cobbler I have made before-- maybe that's what makes it southern, who knows. This cobbler is definitely best made and eaten the same day--there is so much moisture in it from the peaches and juice and butter that it doesn't keep as well the next day. But since it is made in an 8X8 pan, it shouldn't be a problem to eat it in one day. I cut back some of the sugar and butter from the original recipe and it still tastes great.
4 C of peaches, sliced and peeled (I'm sure canned peaches would be fine too, but drain them)
3/4 C sugar
1/2 C water
Combine all together in saucepan. Stir. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put 6 T of butter in an 8X8 pan. Put in the oven to melt the butter.
In a bowl, mix together until smooth:
1 1/2 C flour
3 tsp baking powder (unless you are using self-rising flour then omit)
3/4 C sugar
1 1/2 C milk
Pour batter over the melted butter. Do not stir. Carefully spoon the peaches onto the batter, then gently pour the syrup over top. Sprinkle with cinnamon. The batter will rise to the top as it bakes. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Cool and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.