Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Baking, baking, baking, and breakfast

Just made this:

ALMOND PEACH UPSIDE DOWN CAKE from Marilyn Moll of Urban Homemaker
Our peach crop this year is abundant but late. They are the sweetest, tastiest peaches I have ever enjoyed. This recipe won a contest at the Palisade Peach Festival in August. Sucanat can be substituted for regular sugar.
1/4 Cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 - 2 Cups sliced peaches
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 1/4 cup flour, whole grain pastry is a good substitute
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, soft ( butter is used in two parts of the recipe)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup milk

Place 1/4 cup butter in 8 X 8 X 2" pan in 350° oven for 5 minutes or until butter is melted. Remove pan from oven and add brown sugar stirring until sugar is moistened. Spread sugar mixture evenly in pan. Sprinkle sliced almonds over brown sugar. Arrange peach slices evenly over brown sugar and almond mixture. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar. Add egg and almond extract, beating until combined. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk to beaten butter mixture. Spread butter evenly over peaches in pan. Bake 350° for 45-50 minutes. Cool in pan or on wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto large serving platter. Cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired. This is a treat! Enjoy.

Would have just posted a link to the newsletter it came in online, but couldn't get to it for some reason. Anyway, I've been sampling. There might be some left for Geoff when he gets home tonight. Almond extract gets me every time...

I also baked the last of a batch of the basic boule from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, as well as a batch of our regular all purpose bread. Edit: Which I burned...argh.

When we had company over the weekend, we had Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole in the crock pot for breakfast. No pictures, but maybe just as well - mine didn't look especially beautiful. BUT, it was really good and if you ever need a potluck breakfast dish, early in the morning, is a good option. Both of us have/had Bible studies in the morning that we've needed to bring food to from time to time, and will be making this the next time.

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