"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." Marthe Troly-Curtin

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Upside-Down Peach Cake Recipe

Remember these?

Yesterday, they became buttery and rich.  This was my dear Mother in Law's (93 years young) surprise treat of the day.

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings

3/4 cup butter, softened, divided
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
Nutritional Facts
One piece equals 386 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Melt 1/4 cup butter; pour into an ungreased 9-in. round baking pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange peach slices in single layer over sugar.
In a large bowl, cream sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Spoon over peaches.
Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Originally published as Peach Upside-Down Cake in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p18

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Peach Crisp

Our local feed store makes a trip to Southeastern Missouri every year and brings back a tractor trailer full of these wonderful peaches, watermelon and cantaloupe.. Yesterday was peach day at the feed store.  It has become a social event with a steady stream of pick up trucks lined up for their peaches and everyone catching up with each others live's.  Lots and lots of very happy peachy people.

This box had my name on it!

These babies are teasing me!

Aren't they glorious?

So sweet and juicy... I couldn't wait to get them cooking!

Peach Crisp
6 to 8 peaches pealed and sliced
3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
 3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Arrange peaches in 8" to 9" round pan.  Combine oats, sugar, flour, nuts and cinnamon: cut into butter.  Sprinkle mixture over peaches.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.  (until crisp fruit is boiling).  
Checking the left overs this morning, there is a ton of excess juice.  The answer to that problem is eat it all!
Serve warm with whipped cream if desired.
I made brown sugar flavored whipped cream.

I took this picture this morning with the left over whipped cream.  It has softened a bunch...