Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fresh Peach Muffins

On our way home from our weekend trip to Kansas City, we stopped at Kimmel Orchards. We enjoyed a wine tasting of their fruit and white wines, tasted their yummy apple cider donuts and purchased some beautiful white peaches. I can't wait to go back during apple season.

A juicy, fresh peach is such a sign of summer and I love eating them. My husband, however, prefers them in desserts. What dessert do you think of when you think of peaches? For me, it's cobblers or crisps. I wanted to try something besides a cobbler, crisp or pie.

I found the baking blog, Sweet Melissa Sunday's, their recipe for this week is Fresh Peach Muffins. They have the maximum number of bakers for their group. Darn! I thought the recipe looked so yummy and since I had fresh peaches, I decided to bake it anyway.



My notes for this recipe:

I blanched the peaches in boiling water for one minute and then transferred them to cold water to stop the cooking. The skin peeled off easily.

The recipe calls for 1 cup of diced peaches, a large peach yielded one cup. I didn't have orange zest, so I substituted lime zest.

These muffins are WONDERFUL. They have a very subtle peach flavor. I do think the cinnamon topping makes the muffins extra tasty.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my Blog ;) I have to get back to posting now that vacation is over. The Michigan peaches are in and we were just trying to figure out what to do with them. I will try this out ;) Have a great day!

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  2. Awh, you could have took my place in SMS this week, my boyf hates peaches so I didn't bother baking along this week. Wish I did now :)

    Katie xox

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  3. Katiecakes:

    Thanks for visiting. I may pseudo bake with SMS since currently there isn't a spot for me. The muffins were yummy, glad I had my husband and step son to help me eat them. :)

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