I was tooling through my aunt's recipe box today. She died last year at age 90. I found this recipe pasted on a yellowed card. It was cut from a newspaper clipping and must be at least 50-70 years old. I have no idea of course from which newspaper or who may have been 'Hope'.
Hope's Crusty Peach Cobbler
Arrange in greased 8-in. square baking pan
2 1/2 cups sliced, drained canned peaches
Sprinkle with a mixture of:
1/4 cup peach syrup, 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind, 1/2 tsp. almond extract
Heat in oven about 5 minutes while preparing batter.
Sift together into bowl:
1 cup sifted flour, 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. double-action baking powder
Cut in with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture looks like 'meal':
1/4 cup shortening
Stir in: 1 egg, well beaten, 1/2 cup peach syrup
Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Spread dough over mixture in pan. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. sugar. Bake 30 minutes in moderately hot oven (400). Serves 9.