Friday, July 18, 2008

Need for Inspiration


I did it again I bought produce with no plan in mind and now I am sitting here with very ripe peaches and nothing to use them on. I have scoured the internet for days looking for something to do with peaches and nothing is striking my fancy. Then I found it and once again Peabody was a savior. Once I saw Brown Sugar Pound Cake, I just knew that I had found it. It was like finding a vintage t shirt at a thrift store and it only being 50 cents. So I knew i need to act quickly because my peaches would soon turn to mush. So I set about to make this cake and peach sauce and it was just what the doctor ordered. It was fast to make, made my house smell fantastic and brown sugar and peaches to me just go hand in hand.

Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Peach Sauce

1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
3 cups of AP flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups of light brown sugar
5 large eggs
3/4 cup of buttermilk

Preheat oven to 325. Spray two 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch pans with non stick baking spray. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract, then add in the eggs one at a time, mix until incorporated. Add in the flour mixture in three parts alternating with the buttermilk and ending with the flour. Mix until just combined. Divide evenly between the two pans and smooth the top of the batter. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted. Cool on a wire rack in the pan for 10 minutes then remove from the pans and cool completely.

Peach Sauce
6 large ripe peaches, peeled and cut into wedges
2 teaspoons of sugar if your peaches are not sweet enough

In a saucepan over medium heat cook the peaches until they are starting to break down and smush them up a little to break them down.

Place some sauce over the bread and serve warm.

11 comments:

  1. i bookmarked this recipe too! good thing you were picky when it came to finding a recipe--this looks like it turned out perfectly for you. i can only imagine that glorious aroma...

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  2. I love when recipes are inspired by a single ingredient. This looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Yumm! I have peaches too but I have a "special plan" for them! lol

    Looks delicious!

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  4. You can always find something to do with peaches!

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  5. This looks so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. Now this IS inspirational! Yummy.

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  7. Mmm...I'll take peaches in any form, but this way looks especially fabulous :)

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  8. My first and last pound cake I made FAILED! But this one look wonderful!

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  9. i don't know what is better! a 50 cent vintage tee or this bread... i'll take both :)

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  10. Oh I bet that cake was fabulous with the peach sauce, I will have to try it that way!

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  11. Grace - I know it looked so good. It made the whole house smell great when you make it you will see or well smell it too.
    Jenn - Sometimes it happens that way. And this time the results were fantastic.
    Honey B - I normally buy produce with a special plan but sometimes its fun not to :)
    S for Kitchen Confit - Yes you can they are very versatile.
    Anon - Thanks
    Noble Pig - Thanks it was pretty good.
    Michelle - It was a great way to highlight fresh in season peaches
    Leslie - do not give up on the pound cake it can be a great and versatile cake.
    Heather - I'll take both too!
    Peabody - Thanks for sharing and please do try it that way.

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