Monday, June 25, 2012

Peach Streusel Quick Bread

Happy day! How was your weekend? It was blistering hot in my neck of the woods, I did manage a few walks but for the most part I stayed inside. Ironically, I still managed some baking...I guess it is never to hot for that.



Although I love summer fruits, peaches, plums, cherries, and berries I do not normally like them in desserts, I love them plain. However for this bread I made an exception, and boy am I happy I did! The recipe for this bread is from my new favorite cookbook, I have yet to find a single recipe I do not like.



Peach Streusel Loaf
adapted from Quick Breads by Liz Franklin


Ingredients:
2 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
2 Tablespoon of baking powder
3/4 cup of sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup of milk
1 stick of butter melted and cooled
2 ripe but firm peaches, medium size diced

Topping:
1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoons of softened butter
1/3 cup of packed brown sugar
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 2 loaf pans with cooking spray and parchment placed
in bottom of pan.

Topping: mix butter, sugar and flour. Use fingers or fork to mix until crumbly.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, add sugar and stir.
In small bowl, whisk eggs, milk and butter, then add to flour mixture. Gently
fold in peaches. Do not over mix.
Spoon mixture into pans. Add streusel topping evenly over top of bread. Bake for
45 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the center comes out lean.
Cool loaf in pan for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely.



This bread is light, moist, and delicious with just a hint of peaches coming through. The topping is crunchy, buttery and the perfect addition to this bread. Note: the original recipe calls for chopped hazelnuts to be added to the topping, but I do not like them so I left them out!


I would love to hear of your favorite summer fruit desserts! Or if you try this or any other recipe you have seen on my blog.
Have a great week!


Linking to the following:

French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays

11 comments:

  1. yum! This looks really good :)

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  2. Hi Elizabeth.....so nice to be here, its been nutty and I wasnt here for a few days, what a wonderful and yummy thing to visit! I love peaches and anything literally that has them in them. This I must try and what better time than when they are in season! Yes, we too have had a few ultra hot days, not my thing, makes me wilt a bit. I will happily take 70's and no humidity:)

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  3. Oh, peaches in ANYTHING MY DEAR.....my mum used to make FRESH PEACH PIE from our own peach tree in our yard in Los Angeles.....love, Anita

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  4. I just filed this recipe in my folder to try when our peach trees have fruit big enough. This bread sounds delicious! You have given me so many recipes and thank you for that.

    Enjoy your day Elizabeth!
    XX
    Debra~

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  5. Elizabeth, this looks delicious! I have made a peach pie in the past and it was really good. Recently I made "Eton Mess," a dessert with meringues, raspberries, and whipped cream. I served it for lunch in my garden, and everyone loved it. The recipe is from Ina Garten. Have a wonderful day!
    Sunday

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  6. It looks wonderful and I adore fruit desserts and mix up quick no recipe crumbles all the time (I am sure there was once a recipe but I just mix them up now with out thinking). Visiting from Yvonne's. Olive from Olive Out

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  7. I am a southern girl and peaches rule the summer around here. Thanks for the recipe. Bonnie

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  8. This looks so good - I just pinned it!!

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  9. I have a bunch of peaches frozen and need to use them up - this recipe sounds good and looks yummy in your photos!

    Enjoyed my visit! Thanks! Jenn (through Liz's Time Travel Thursday)

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  10. My mouth is watering! Thanks for the terrific recipe and thank you for sharing it at Potpourri Friday!

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