It's Palisade Peach season here in Colorado! I bought peaches a week ago at the farmer's market and they were gone within 2 days. I haven't really cooked with peaches before. I just eat them and go. I like breakfast breads, so this recipe seemed like a good place to start. The original recipe is here on allrecipes.com. I read through the user reviews and made some changes for my first peach project.
1/3 cup butter/margarine softened
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup, minus 2 tablespoons, water
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and diced (next time I may up this to 2 cups)
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Topping: 2 tablespoons chopped pecans and 2 tablespoons brown sugar
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Beat in water, oil, and extracts. Stir in peaches. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and spices; gradually add to the creamed mixture Stir in pecans. Pour into a greased 9x5x3 loaf pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted the center comes out clean. Cool before removing from pan.