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
2 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
2 Tablespoon of baking powder
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of milk
1 stick of butter melted and cooled
2 ripe but firm peaches, medium size diced
1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoons of softened butter
1/3 cup of packed brown sugar
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!
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French Cupboardfor Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
French Country Living