Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Peach Walnut Bread

Peaches and roasted walnuts tucked away in a delicious bread!

I was recently inspired to make this after a visit to the McKinney Farmers Market.  I sometimes walk there, pushing Hunter in the jogging stroller, as part of my Saturday morning walk.

I came across a vendor who was selling all kinds of breads and after tasting his sample I knew I could recreate it.

Even though summer is technically over, peaches are still in full array at the grocery store. 

First, I peeled, sliced, and diced 3 peaches.

Then I took one cup of chopped walnuts, laid them on a baking sheet, and put them in the oven while it was preheating to 350.  When the oven beeps that the preheating time is over then you can remove your pan of walnuts.  I tossed these with 1 tablespoon of real butter and a little bit of kosher salt.
After I diced the peaches, I mixed them in a bowl with some lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice.  Gotta love how fall is an excuse to spice it up!
Then I made the batter, mixed in the peaches and walnuts, and got this beautiful result.  See those gorgeous flecks of yellow peaches?  Yum!
 
Peach Walnut Bread by kSk

 
Peach Walnut Bread

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (used solely on roasted walnuts)
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 T sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
1 T lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
3 peaches, peeled, and diced

In a bowl mix the diced peaches with the lemon juice, cinnamon, and allspice.  Set aside.  In the bowl of your mixer, combine butter and brown sugar.  Beat until creamy.  Mix in sour cream and beaten eggs.  In another bowl combine flour and baking soda and then slowly add in to batter.  Fold in peaches and walnuts.  Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes at 350.

1 comment:

brandonandmandycox said...

Keep sharing the meal ideas! I am always looking for something new to make for dinner!