Posts tagged ‘dessert’

July 2, 2012

Peach Upside-down Cake

It’s farmers market season, and each week I end up buying more produce than I know what to do with. When the produce starts to over-ripe, I go into panic mode as to what I can make without having to waste anything. Last week I bought fresh peaches and ended up waiting too long to eat them. So, I decided to make peach upside-down cake with my over-ripe peaches and it turned out delicious! This makes for a great breakfast or dessert cake.

What you’ll need:

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

5 fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and quartered

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Method:

In a medium bowl, melt 1/4 cup butter add brown sugar, cinnamon and peaches. Toss till peaches are coated and layer at bottom of cake pan.

In a large bowl (or mixer), mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour and baking soda to wet mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Spread batter evenly over peaches.

Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; invert cake on serving plate. Serve warm or room temperature. Enjoy!

Peach Upside-down Cake

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October 16, 2011

Dark Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies

I’m pretty into Almond Butter these days and I was curious to see how almond butter cookies would turn out. I added some dark chocolate chips to give the cookie a richer taste. I found this recipe on the A Spicy Perspective website.These are a great cookie option when looking for a comforting sweet.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ lb. butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tb. vanilla
  • ½ cup Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Chips
Method:
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
In a mixer add almond butter, sugars and butter.

Creamed almond butter, sugar and butter

Once combined, add vanilla and eggs one at a time. Mix throughly. Gradually add dry mixture in thirds. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Bake at  350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy fresh out of the oven with a cold glass of milk or hot tea!

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies