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Everything Peaches

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
ALL PHOTOS BY PASTRIES LIKE A PRO UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Peach for Everything PeachesGeorgia Peaches showed up early in my market and our local peaches aren’t far behind.  For me, there is nothing like fresh peaches.  I use them in everything from soup to pizza including a very special drink.

There are two types of peaches. Freestone and Clingstone.  The terms refer to the stones  of the peaches.  If the peach is of the clingstone variety, the flesh of the peach is very hard to separate from the stone.  The freestone peaches are my favorite as they separate cleanly and easily.  However, telling which are which is difficult since they aren’t usually marked.  However, if they say, “freestone’, those are the easiest to work with. My favorite peach is Red Haven but any ripe peach will due. Continue reading

Peach Pecan Quick Bread

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
ALL PHOTOS BY PASTRIES LIKE A PRO UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Peach Pecan Quick BreadIt’s amazing how quickly the time is going by.  It’s TV time again (Tuesday, the 4th, Great Day St. Louis on KMOV) and this recipe takes advantage of the amazing peaches we have had this year by using them in this really easy Peach Pecan Quick Bread.

This recipe is from the whisk and a bowl series of quick breads. You basically just have to whisk together the dry ingredients and separately whisk together the wet ingredients, then combine them.

This Peach Pecan Quick Bread requires a bit more since you have to skin the peaches. I find the easiest way to do this is to drop them in boiling water for 1 to 3 minutes if the peaches are ripe. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and immediately place them in cold water to stop the cooking. The skins will just slide right off. Remove the pit and you’re ready to go. Continue reading