Jersey Peaches

 

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Peach Muffins

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Line or butter 12 muffin cups

Mix dry ingredients together

  • 1/2 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Stir into the dry mixture separately and slowly

  • 1 cup lowfat milk
  • Add one beaten egg (local and organic, of course!)
  • 1/2 stick of melted butter (4 ounces)

Be sure ingredients are well mixed but not overbeaten

  • Add 1 and 1/2 cup of fresh peeled and diced peaches
  • Place in muffin cups
  • Bake 30 minutes at 400
  • Serve warm

Peach Cake

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Butter a square pan – 8 x 8 inches

Mix dry ingredients together

  • 1 and 1/2 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 1/3 cup organic brown sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Mix together

  • 1/2 cup whole milk OR 1/4 cup milk and 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • Add one beaten egg (local and organic, of course!)
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter

Flowers, tomatoes & peaches 027 (640x480)Pour liquid mixture slowly into dry ingredients. Be sure ingredients are well mixed but do not overbeat.

  • Place peeled, sliced peaches carefully on top, creating a simple design
  • Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon
  • Bake 35 minutes at 375 – check with cake tester as this is a dense, rich cake
  • Serve warm with ice cream and – for an extra good taste – top with blueberry sauce

To warm up, place in oven at 225 degrees for 20 minutes – do NOT microwave – makes the cake too smushy.

(I served this dessert with OWowCow’s Cinnamon Bourbon ice cream, but their Tahitian Vanilla or any other vanilla is equally delicious!)


Peeling Peaches

  • 2008-11-05 001 003 (640x480)Placed washed ripe peaches (not too soft, not hard) in pot of boiling water for 30 seconds.
  • Remove and place in cold water for at least 10 seconds.
  • The peel will easily slide off, but be careful – the peach is very slippery!  Be sure to work over a large plate or the sink.

 


 

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