Then I found this recipe on Martha's website (you know....Martha Stewart.....the goddess of all things domestic). It's call Grandma's Peach Cake and it looked like a fun one to make since the base of the cake is actually a yeast bread that ends up being sweet because of all of the peaches and cinnamon sugar that gets poured on top.
You'll need to plan ahead a bit for this one.....it's still pretty darn easy (as long as you don't mind getting a tad bit messy kneading dough)....but you'll need to plan for 2 separate resting periods of an hour each for the dough. And just a little helpful hint......remember to remove any rings prior to kneading dough! I don't know what I was thinking.....but I forgot to remove one of my rings.....and it took a little bit of forever to get all of the dough gooeyness out of that sucker!
The recipe actually makes enough dough for two 13x9 inch pans....and calls for 12 peaches! Ok, so I didn't have that many peaches on hand....so I made one 13x9 cake, and the rest of the dough I'll use for rolls or something (haven't quite figured that out yet).
This really tastes like something our grandmas would have made.....it's sweet....but not the crazy over-the-top sweet that some of desserts these days are (not that there's anything wrong with that!). You really taste the wonderfulness (is that even a word?) that is a ripe summer peach.....one of those flavors that screams summer.
I made this in the afternoon, and found that I actually enjoyed the cake even more the next morning.....after the juices from the peaches and the cinnamon sugar had a chance to soften and sweeten the cake/bread.
Check out Martha Stewart for the recipe.....and Enjoy!!