I don’t want much TV, but I have a couple channels that are a go-to for me if its on.  One of them is Food Network.

And since I seem to be on the computer more then I am in front of the TV, you can see why I might like the FN Dish blog!

Each summer the fabulous folks over at FN Dish put together “Summer Fest” in which they share tips and recipes about season produce.

This week is peach!

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There is something so comforting about a fresh juicy peach in the summer time.

Confession? Sometimes I wish I was a Southern Belle.  Its tough being a Yankee.

Now go laugh amongst yourselves.

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I decided to do a peach bread.  This bread is similar to a banana bread, but so distinctive in its savour.  The first bite is sweet with a smooth crumbly texture, but after a moment the peach really makes itself known, and your taste buds are infused with the luscious soothing flavor.

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Sometimes ‘good’ is just not good enough for me… so I went ahead and made a peach simple syrup to drizzle over the bread.  The recipe was so simple, but the effect was amazing!

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I had a small amount of batter left over, so decided to make a couple muffins* as well.

*I used my favorite muffin tin that has this beautiful intricate design, but this bread did not show that off well.  I think the pan would be best used with a more sturdy batter.

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These little guys were perfect after being slightly warmed then drizzled in a sugary glaze.

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Tips for success:

Watch baking times closely.  I would start checking the bread at 35 minutes.  I also covered the bread with aluminum foil at about 40 minutes to prevent further browning on top.

Use some big chunks of peach.  I used a potato masher to crush the peaches, which left me with some larger clumps.  These ended up being the most tasty bites in the bread, next time I would even consider adding more peach!

If you want to participate in Food Networks Summer Fest you can follow along with #cookingwith on twitter.

Check out more amazing Peach recipes from some great food bloggers!

CIA Dropout: Peachy Keen Panna Cotta

What’s Gaby Cooking: Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

In Jennie’s Kitchen: Easy Peach Preserves

Daily Dishin: Fresh Peaches and Cream No-Bake Pie

Cooking with Books: Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

Cooking With My Kid: Peach & Friends Cobbler Pie

White on Rice Couple: Peach Heirloom Tomato Salad

Cooking With Elise: Bruschetta with Grilled Peach Chutney

FN Dish: Summer Fest: Peach Recipes

Taste With The Eyes: Warm White Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

Recipe Girl: Fresh Peach Pie

A Way to Garden: Farm Fresh Peaches Frozen to Perfection

Napa Farmhouse 1885: Fresh Peach Cookies

Sassy Radish: Peach, Apricot and Blueberry Cobbler with a Cornmeal Crust

Sweet Life Bake: Sweet Peach Ancho Chile Salsa

Indian Simmer: Indian Peach Gujiya

Pinch My Salt: Creamy Peach Smoothie

Dixie Chik Cooks: Peach Cobbler

Food2: 5 Killer Peach Flavored Cocktails

Healthy Eats: 8 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Eat Peaches

Cooking Channel: Peaches on the Grill

Add a Pinch: My Grandmother’s Peach Cobbler

And Love It Too: Pan Seared Salmon with Fresh Peach Salsa

The Sensitive Epicure: A Summer Peach Tart, Gluten-Free

From My Corner of Saratoga: Double Caramel Peaches

She Wears Many Hats: Peach Wontons

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Reader Comments

  1. Every summer I, too, wish I lived in the south, if only for the peaches. When Ole was in graduate school, it was one of my favorite things about visiting, second only to seeing him after months of daily phone calls.

  2. I love making peach muffins and breads. I look forward to it each year when the peaches are in season.

  3. These sound delicious! I love peaches and peachy foods. I’d also like to add that your photos and stylings are gorgeous! =D
    Angie

  4. YUM! And the muffin size is perfect. Can you imagine for breakfast with some coffee? YUMMY!

  5. Hey Amanda, this peach bread is looking great. Especially with the drizzle. FN is the only channel I watch these days 🙂

  6. what a great idea – going to try this with the kids who aren’t that keen on bananas but LOVE peaches

  7. These are just perfect, Amanda! What a great recipe. And as for being a Southern Belle – come on down, we always can use one more. 🙂

  8. Oh YUM! I just went to the orchard to get my name on the list for second (read this girl is super cheap). I can’t wait. I used up my last quart of peaches three weeks ago. This recipe looks delicious! I think I’m going to make some muffins minus the drizzle and freeze them for breakfasts.

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