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Rose’s Peach Bread

Every one of us has those amazing people in our lives that we just stare at. My friend Rose is one of them. She's ultra crafty, beyond creative, and she LOVES it. I met Rose through my Las Vegas MOPS group a few years back and I've been staring ever since.

Over the months to come, I'm going to introduce you to some special people in my life and they'll tell you about dirt from their field. My life is richer because they share. I hope that you enjoy their gifts too.

Our first guest is Rose, fab wife, inspiring teacher and mom of two little chicks. I could go on and on about the  wonders that I've seen Rose create or the recipes that she enjoys sharing, but I wont. I will say that she's ultra cool, an awesome Mom, and she's actually from Las Vegas.  Enjoy!

'Ever since watching several food documentaries and having a nutritionist and gardener speak to my MOPS group, I feel more obligated than ever to prepare wholesome food for my family.  I started by making full use of my peach tree.  The first recipe I tried was peach butter and then moved onto salsa, pie filling, peach ice cream, peach leather and even experimented with peach bread. I, also, tried canning the peaches so we could have a sweet treat all year long.

Last year, my girls were most interested in the process.  I put them to work peeling and cutting the peaches.  My oldest enjoyed getting her hands dirty but hated the sticky feeling.  By far, their favorite recipe has been peach leather.  It is as simple as blending the peaches with a little sugar (to taste) and then dehydrating.  I, unfortunately, have only one fruit leather tray for my dehydrator, so the process is very time consuming.  Since it is a favorite, I make as much as I can and freeze it for future munching.

As the peaches start to ripen this year, I look forward to the goodies we will make and the quality time spent with my girls.

A great website with directions and pictures: pickyourown.org
Enjoy my favorite Peach Bread!'
Peach Bread
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup of chopped peaches (2 apples)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan.

2. Mix flour, powder, soda and salt.

3. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and 1 egg until smooth.  Add second egg and beat well.  Stir in vanilla.  Stir in peaches. Pour flour mixture into batter.  Stir only until moistened.  Scrape into loaf pan.

4. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let stand for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.  Place on a rack to cool.

Aimée's Note: I substituted an Earth Balance spread and 'white style' GF all purpose flour that included xanthan gum and had amazing results.

Power to the family!

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