Thursday, June 28, 2012

About those peaches....

Do you remember the other day when I mentioned that The Husband had brought in a basket of local peaches, freshly picked from a local farm?  Well, those peaches are really good; however, they certainly are not something we can postpone action on for very long!  So - this morning, I did it!  I was up early, while it was still rather cool, and I baked! 

Ready to go into the oven.

Baked, cooled, and turned out on a Susan Branch cake plate!

The slice The Husband said he wanted. (He had seconds.):-)

So - I baked a Peach Pound Cake.  This cake would be good served with whipped cream/topping, but The Husband preferred his without any trimmings.  I followed his instructions for the size of his slice, then he decided he could have seconds after all.:-)

This recipe is from a newspaper clipping of a number of  years ago.

1 cup butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups peeled, chopped fresh peaches
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan; set aside.
- Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Combine flour, soda, and salt in separate bowl.  Combine sour cream and peaches.
- Add dry ingredients to butter mixture alternately with sour cream and peaches, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.  Beat well after each addition.  Stir in vanilla and almond extracts.  Turn batter into prepared pan.
- Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until cake tests done.  Cool in pan on rack 10 minutes; turn out of pan onto a cooling rack.

It was good to see that this cake met The Husband's approval!:-)  It will be around awhile, though.  I will store part of it in the freezer for another time.

This was a record-breaking day here as far as temperature goes.  Our high reached 101 degrees F., the highest temperature ever recorded for this day.  Also, today was the hottest day we have had since August of 2007!  I know some of you are having these high temperatures, too, and I hope  you are taking special care to stay as cool as you can and to keep yourselves hydrated.

Our Senior Chorus journeyed to a nearby town today for our last performance for awhile.  We have the month of July off and will begin rehearsals in August for our next program.  Today's performance was well-received, and that is always encouraging.

Next post - More on peaches....

Thank  you for following along.  I really appreciate  your comments.


  1. I had fresh peaches last week. Six of them and they were so good I ate them just as they were. YUMM! Your recipe sounds and looks delicious.

  2. OH Nelie, that is SO good. I will print that and some day soon make it. I'll tell you when I do.

  3. Oooooo Nellie. That looks decadently good. Mmm mmm mmm Even some heavy whipped cream would be good on it. Oh my. Better not think of it. ha ha ha Susan p.s. Thanks for your visit and comment to my blog! Love your visits. Susan

  4. Yes, that certainly does look tasty, and I'm sure The Husband enjoyed seconds, and possibly thirds, before you got the rest put away! I'm afraid that I would be unable to do anything except eat those luscious peaches "as is" if I had them around for very long! Of course, I would not have the quantity that The Husband brought home to you, so you were quite wise to do something else with some of them. I do hope everyone is staying as cool as possible, also. It's a bit dangerous when it gets this hot. Take care of yourselves!!!

  5. Yum.... I'd love a piece!!!!!! That peach pound cake looks delicious... I'd be like hubby. I'd want 2nds also!!!!! ha...

    Hope you aren't melting over there from the horrible heat. We have at least 2 more days of this... AND--it's so DRY too... That doesn't help!


  6. That looks wonderful. I would never think to add almond flavoring! Glad your hubby liked it.

    It has been really hot all over. I don't mind the heat as much as the humidity though. xo Diana

  7. hi nellie
    that peach cake looks very delicious
    please send me a slice!!!!
    have a nice day my friend,
    love regina

  8. Boy does that sound yummy! I'll take a piece please! : )

  9. You sure are putting those peaches to good use, Nellie. Peach Pound Cake sounds so yummy right now but I of course would crave the trimmings:)

    We haven't been getting those record breaking temperatures, yet...

    Stay cool and thank you so much for sharing...

  10. Stay cool. I love the idea of peach pound cake. Most years I am drowning in peaches but this was such a weird winter I doubt if I will have many. Our nectarines are getting ripe though. I can't believe the heat you are having.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Nellie, I have such a thing about peaches, that I can't imagine doing anything with them other than just eating them as is. But I suppose if I had too many.........

  12. This is by far the best peach pound cake I have ever had!!! Thanks Mom!