Summertime brings fresh peaches. What better way to enjoy them than with this wonderful recipe for peach bread.
Trivia: According to Wikipedia, Peaches originated in China where they have been cultivated since the early days of Chinese culture.
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Recipe for Peach Bread
This recipe is a quick bread, meaning its leavened with chemicals instead of yeast.
Tip: The recipe calls for two cups of fresh peaches that have been peeled, stoned and mashed. You can also use two cups of canned or thawed, frozen peaches. If using canned or frozen, be sure to drain them well.
1 1/2 cups of white sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
7/8 cup of vegetable oil
2 cups of fresh peaches, peeled, stoned and mashed or cubed.
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon (use less if desired)
1/2 cups of chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds or any nut of your choice)
Preheat your oven to 350°F or 175°C.
Grease two 8 inch by 4 inch loaf pans, such as the Good Cook 8 Inch x 4 Inch Loaf Pans
For the next step, you may want to use your electric mixer. If you're in the market for a new mixer, the KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Empire Red is a good choice.
In the mixer bowl, beat the eggs until they are fluffy. Add the sugar, cooking oil and vanilla and beat.
Using a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (ie flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon).
Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Stir just to moisten.
Stir in the peaches and chopped nuts. Do not over stir.
Bake your peach bread until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. This usually takes about an hour.
Serve this lovely peach bread for snacks or dessert.