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Peach Bread Recipe

Yields1 Serving

Peach bread is a great dessert or breakfast bread.  It also is good at tea-time with coffee or tea.  It’s a very flavorful and very sweet bread accented by the addition of orange juice concentrate.  You can either use fresh peaches or canned depending on the seasonal availability of peaches.

INGREDIENTS:
 1 teaspoon of salt
 1 cup of sugar
 ½ cup of softened butter (1 stick)
 3 eggs
 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
 ½ teaspoon of baking soda
 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
 4 tablespoons of frozen orange juice concentrate
 1 teaspoon of vanilla
 2 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
 2 cups of sliced peaches either fresh or canned
 2 tablespoons of peach syrup in reserve for final glaze after baking
DIRECTIONS:
1

Place all of the ingredients into the bread pan of the bread machine but reserve the peaches. Select a dough or batter setting that does not have a rising cycle like a cake bread setting, or you can use a pasta dough or cookie dough setting to mix the batter and finish in the oven.

2

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius.

3

If using the cake bread setting, add half of the peaches after the mixing cycle is complete and before the baking cycle begins. Blend in the peaches gently with a plastic spatula.

4

If you are using a pasta dough or cookie dough setting, pour the batter into a buttered, Pyres bread pan and then add half of the peaches to the pan and gently incorporate them into the batter. If the batter is too firm, add a tablespoon of peach syrup to loosen the batter up a bit. The batter should have the consistency of a very thick pancake batter.

5

Regardless of how you finish the bread, top the batter with the remaining half of the peaches before baking.

6

If baking in the oven, place the bread pan on the center rack and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out dry. If wet, continue baking for another 10 minutes.

7

Let the loaf rest in the bread pan for 10 minutes and then remove to a platter and glaze the finished loaf with the peach syrup, slice and serve.