What To Do With Leftover Peaches?
Every summer there seems to be a glut of delicious fresh local peaches but what to do with them all. How about some peach pecan bread?
1 1/2 cups, peeled and chopped local peaches
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup natural bran
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. each, ginger and freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup ground pecans
How To Prepare At Home
Combine peaches, eggs, milk, bran and vanilla; let stand 15 minutes.
Beat together sugar and butter until creamy. Stir in peach mixture.
Combine all-purpose and whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Beat into peach mixture with a few light, rapid strokes, just until moistened. Stir in nuts.
Spoon into well-greased 8-1/2-inch x 4-1/2-inch loaf pan.
Bake in 350°F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack before cutting.
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