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Monday, September 17, 2012

Peach Shortcake Muffins

Oh how I LOVE peaches.  Just love love LOVE them.  They are one of my most favourite fruits.  I am so lucky that we live in a beautiful peach producing region.  Each summer we are able to purchase wonderful, juicy peaches from the orchards that surround our city.  So so lucky!

Last summer, I totally did not get my fill of peaches. I'm not into canning (plus, last summer I had a newborn...my hands were full!) - I prefer peaches when they are fresh.  We bought what seemed like tonnes last summer, but alas, it wasn't enough as I have been craving peach season ever since.

My parents were away earlier this summer, they were camping south of our city, and did me the ever so kind favour of bringing us back a case of the early peaches, as the fruit is always ready earlier a few hours south of us. That first case was so very good, and I am just waiting for the signs to go up at the local orchards letting me know I can get more peaches.

I had just a few peaches left from the first case, so I decided to bake some muffins.  I didn't have enough for a pie, otherwise peach pie it would have been. Instead, I went with Peach Shortcake Muffins, from the Robin Hood Baking Festival baking brochure from 1996.  Yes, 1996.  No, I am not a hoarder.  I collect recipes!!  Here is the recipe:

MUFFIN:
1 2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
6 tablespoons butter or margarine (softened)
1 cup milk
1 2/3 cups coarsely chopped peaches

TOPPING:
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400F.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and ginger.  Cut in the butter or margarine with a pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly.  Add in the milk and peaches.  Stir to combine, but do not overstir.  Spoon into prepared muffin cups (greased or lined).  Sprinkle with topping.

Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until set and golden.

Note - Canned peaches may also be used.  And, try substituting other fresh fruits for the peaches, such as strawberries!

VERDICT:
So delicious!  I just love these muffins!  So does our 1 year old, he's a big "bread" kid, and these were a hit with even the littlest man in our family!

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16 comments:

  1. This looks so good--- I love peaches-- this would be great for a Fall dessert

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  2. Your peach muffins look so yummy. I love fresh fruit muffins and right now I have lot of peaches in my fridge. I will be making these for next week...:-)

    I found your recipe link on Organized Island so I had to stop by and say Hi.

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  3. Ooooooh! Peachy shortbread goodness! thanks for posting! i'm pinning!

    -Amberly!

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  4. YUUUMMMMM - I love peaches & I love muffins too - perfect combo! I appreciate all you share here and would love for you to stop by my blog and pick up "The Addictive Blog" award, since you and I are both addicted to recipes. =) http://www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-addictive-blog-award-getting-giving.html

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  5. These look yummy!
    I love your blog! I have nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award! You can see my post about it here http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/09/illuminating-blogger-award.html. You can see the original post here http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/.

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  6. wow these sound amazeballs!!! (my word of the week) thanks for sharing!

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  7. OOO, wish I had one of these amazing muffins with my first cup of coffee of the morning. :)
    Over from Miz Helens...

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  8. THese look DELICIOUS! I love peaches also! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE! I am sharing these muffins on my Walking on Sunshine Facebook Page!

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. That muffin looks amazing - stopping by from Friday Food Frenzy.

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  11. That looks so mouthwatering good. I can almost smell it coming out of my computer....I love peaches too, but sadly am the only one in the house that does. I surly can't bake for just myself. But this is going on my to-do list and will be made for a church luncheon. At least I will manage to get just one. Pinning this one! Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

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  12. I 've just made this recipe with apples. Simply delicious! They are moist, tender and delicate. Greetings from Ecuador.

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  13. These look scrumptious. I love peaches and shortcakes. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  14. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I loved this recipe so much that it will be featured this week. The party will be live tonight!! Thanks, Nichi www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

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  15. Also featuring this recipe on my FB page today. Thanks, Nichi http://www.facebook.com/TheMandatoryMooch

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  16. I wish I would have remembered this recipe when I had all my fresh peaches! I have it pinned now, so it will be on the line up with my next round of peaches!

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