Thursday, July 28, 2016

Peach Quick Bread

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Years ago, I didn't have the appreciation for peaches that I have today. It all changed on my first trip to visit my cousin years ago. He and his family were living in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Spartanburg quickly became one of my favorite towns. The main reason for loving this city was the wonderful time my cousins made sure that we had. The other reason? Awesome food! I could go on, and on, and on about the foods I fell in love with there, but we will leave it at peaches today.

South Carolina is such a large producer of peaches! I would have never known this before visiting. South Carolina is even in the top four, of twenty eight states that grow peaches.  With all this background, and my extreme love of anything "Carolina", can you even begin to imagine my excitement when we had a vendor start selling peaches in my little town?? They bring up the best of the best peaches, from where???? Yep... South Carolina! The little tent has been set up selling these lovely peaches a couple years now, in our little Wisconsin town, I hope they continue on!

My biggest challenge with peaches, is we don't eat them fast enough. So, I have to bake! Not a problem in my book! I knew what I wanted the other day, but no recipe around. Thankfully the old local church cookbook had a apple quick bread recipe that I was able to adapt. It was so yummy and moist, and full of peaches! I am so in love with this bread, I am going to try making muffins if there are more peaches to be had. I heard a little rumor, that we would only have Carolina peaches through August 15th. I hope that isn't true!




Peach Quick Bread
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cup diced peaches
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts

Streusel Topping:
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. flour
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside. In medium bowl, combine baking soda, salt, and flour. Set aside.  In large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar until well combined.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add buttermilk, and vanilla; combine well.  Add dry ingredients. Do not over mix. Combine just until mixed. Add in peaches and nuts. Stir gently, only until combined.

The batter will be thick, so spoon it into the prepared loaf pan rather than pouring it.

To prepare streusel, combine 3 Tbsp. butter, 3 Tbsp. flour, 3 Tbsp, sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. Blend with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle streusel over batter.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in the pan, on a wire rack.

Enjoy :)

Sharing this at:
Throwback Thursday
Weekend Potluck

23 comments:

  1. Oooh how yummy! I loooove peaches. This sounds like a great way to use them up!

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  2. This is the perfect bread for breakfast, snack or dessert. Cannot wait to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. can i use canned peaches?

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    1. That should be ok as long as they are well drained.

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  4. Don't tell anyone but SC produces more peaches than Georgia now. Your bread sounds wonderful and would go so well with my morning coffee. Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Treasures, I've pinned and willbe featuring it on my FB page today!

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  5. Peach and streusel...both are my favourites. This quick bread looks really moist and awesome, Kris.

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  6. Oooooh, yum! I love peaches, but they are a bit tricky since their window of being perfectly ripe is so short. I love baking with them too, but have never made a peach bread. This looks amazing!!

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  7. This sounds so good. I used to think baking fruit was a waste of fruit until Adam made a peach pie. That made us realize that heating fruit concentrates the essence and flavors in a way that raw fruit doesn't. It was a bit of a revelation for me and now I love cooked fruit. Last week I also realized that you shouldn't omit the lemon from your fruit recipes (I always did.) It is like the salt of the fruit world. It makes your flavours more vibrant.

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  8. Sounds oh-so-good, my friend. I just bought some peaches today and may have to put them to good use by making your recipe :)

    Happy weekend. Hugs!

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  9. I do love fresh peaches, and the fact that this is a quick bread? Yes please! It looks delicious!!!!

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  10. I love peaches. Thank you for sharing. :-)
    Carla

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  11. Relatives in GA tell me the best peaches are from South Carolina! That's a big, dark secret, I guess!! Love the bread - I've never made a peach quick bread but I have peaches that I need to use ASAP! You wait and wait and if you're timing isn't right, they're gone!

    I didn't see this at Throwback Thursday, btw! :) hint-hint!!

    Mollie

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  12. Relatives in GA tell me the best peaches are from South Carolina! That's a big, dark secret, I guess!! Love the bread - I've never made a peach quick bread but I have peaches that I need to use ASAP! You wait and wait and if you're timing isn't right, they're gone!

    I didn't see this at Throwback Thursday, btw! :) hint-hint!!

    Mollie

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  13. Silly me! I take it back - it IS there!!

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  14. This sounds perfect! Now that it is peach season here, I must try this! :)

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  15. i'm very near peach country, but our selection hasn't been very good at all! i've been very disappointed, but that hasn't stopped me from buying peaches anyway and using them in cooked and baked recipes. this bread looks and sounds right up my alley!

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  16. WOW! This looks amazing! I'm baking lots of quick breads for my farmer's market stand...gonna have to try this one. So glad you shared with us at Weekend Potluck. YUMMERS!

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  17. This looks so delicious! Can't wait to try it out! I can never get through all the peaches before they go bad. This is the perfect recipe to use them up. Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck. We love it when you come and party with us. Have a great week!

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  18. I love all things peaches (cobbler, grilled peaches, frozen yogurt...) so this is right up my alley. I've never had peach bread but it looks wonderful!

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  19. Congrats! This tasty bread grabbed our attention at Weekend Potluck and is being featured this week. Way to go! Thanks for sharing your yummy dishes with us. Hope yours is a great weekend.

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  20. Yes, yes, and yes! I can't wait to try the recipe because peaches are my absolute favorite. I eat a shocking amount of them every summer! I think I could spare a few to bake with :-)

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  21. Great recipe I might try this recipe and substitute the peaches with mango.

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