Come clean with a child heart
Laugh as peaches in the summer wind
Let rain on a house roof be a song
Let the writing on your face
be a smell of apple orchards on late June.
~Carl Sandburg, Honey & Salt
Some days need to start off with poetry don't you think? I suggest Sandburg today. And hot July days call for fresh, sweet peaches. Some people call watermelon nature's candy, but I'm more inclined to think it's the juicy peaches myself. The other night I pulled this recipe from my Pinterest board to try, hoping it was as good as it looked. I'm sharing it with you today, because weekends are for baking and peach season is only here for so long (*hint, hint... you should make this*).
Peach Pound Cake
- 1 Cup of butter, softened
- 2 Cups of sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 Cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 Teaspoon of baking powder
- Half a teaspoon of salt
- 2 Cups of peaches (pitted and chopped into small cubes)
Begin by beating the butter and sugar in a large bowl until the mixture become fluffy/airy and creamy. Then add in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract, baking powder, then finally, the salt. Add in 2 and 3/4 cups of flour to the batter, and put aside the other 1/4 cup for later. Now in a separate bowl toss the 1/4 cup of flour that was put aside over the chopped peaches and coat them. Fold the peaches into the cake batter, then pour it into a prepared (i.e. buttered and coated with sugar) tube or bundt cake pan. Bake in a 325 degree oven for roughly hour (or until knife/toothpick when stuck into batter comes out clean). Let cake cool for 10-15 minutes, invert it, eat and enjoy! And the added bonus is your kitchen is going to smell heavenly too =)
What are your favorite peach desserts to enjoy during the summertime?