Friday, June 13, 2008

Peach Bread


I've been trying to figure out what to do with all these cans of peach halves I accidentally bought and this recipe was a perfect solution. When I told Scott I was making peach bread I could tell he was not too excited about it. But once it was done baking and he'd had his first piece, he kept asking me if he could eat more (of course!). He's so polite. I made some adjustments and I list them after the directions. Click on the title to go to the recipe site and change recipe amounts, etc. Good luck!

* 3 eggs
* 2 cups white sugar
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 cup vegetable oil
* 2 cups diced canned peaches, drained
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Blend in the sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix just to combine. Stir in the peaches and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pans.
3. Bake for about 1 hour, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.


My alterations: I halved the recipe so I'd only make 1 loaf (you can do that at the website, linked to the title of this post), but I used 2 eggs instead of the suggested 1 1/2 (how do you 1 1/2 an egg?!). I also used pecans instead of walnuts. And on another peach bread recipe at that recipe website someone listed a topping of 2TBS chopped pecans and 2TBS brown sugar. I mixed those and added a little cinnamon, then added it to the top of the bread before baking, hence the pretty topping in the photo. Also, I think a little almond extract would be great in the dough, but I forgot to add it. Let me know how it turns out if you try it. I know you'll love it!

5 comments:

stephi k said...

You've been posting up a storm, girl! I love all the pictures and way to go on expanding Scott's palate horizons.

qUittAnY said...

one word...YUM! I need to make that, it looks especially appetizing in the picture- i just want to take that pre-cut slice and gobble it all up!

Luke & Bridget said...

That picture looks like it is straight out of a cooking magazine!!! If you ever need anyone to try these tasty things, we're only a block away! :) haha

Christie said...

that looks yummy! just so you know, our blog address is www.mrandmrsfisher.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Yummmm! I love the bread and the blog. You're great!

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