Adapted from Paula Deen
4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water (omit if using defrosted peaches with lots of juice)
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
1 1/2 cups flour (may use 1 1/2 cups self rising flour...just eliminate the baking powder and salt)
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
Ground cinnamon, optional
Preheat oven to 350º.
Combine the peaches, 1 cup of sugar and water in saucepan. Stir to mix and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Put the butter in a 3 quart baking dish. Place in oven till the butter melts.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, salt and baking powder with a whisk. Slowly add milk and whisk to combine. Pour mixture over melted butter. Spoon peaches on top. Gently drizzle peaches with the remaining juices. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
Bake for 30-45 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.