Saturday, August 6, 2011

What a Peach!

So what do you do when you have a ton of organic peaches from your CSA box that are only going to last a few more days, and you know you're not going to be able to eat them all?  You start scouring your cookbook stash and the web to find a peach recipe that strikes your fancy!  Peach pie?  Done that.  Peach Cobbler?  Yummy!  But too hard to pass out to friends....

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'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 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'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 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!!

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  1. I've got a lot of peaches here and needed some new ideas. Thanks for sharing this on Sweet Indulgences Sunday. It's very inspiring.

  2. Yum. I'm loving the flavors of this peach cake. Thank you for linking at Joy of Desserts. :-)

  3. That looks delicious! Perfect for all those Summer peaches. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Portable peach desserts are the best! Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Friday, see you next week!

  5. Kristen, this looks like peach heaven. An awesome recipe that we will really enjoy! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    See you soon,
    Miz Helen

  6. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipes with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
    I hope to see you again!

  7. Yum. The peaches were so good this year we ate most of them fresh. I know what I'm doing with the next batch I get my hands on. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Hi, Just wanted to let you know I am featuring your recipe tomorrow at Lady Behind The Curtain for Feature Friday "Peaches" CONGRATULATIONS! Come on over and grab a Feature Friday Button!