Sunday, May 26, 2013

♥ Southern Peach Bread with Vanilla Glaze

I got up early this morning to make this for you. This was one of my my Mom's favorite breads to make when we were little. I can remember her being so excited to find fresh ripe peaches at a local produce stand and coming right home to make... it. She would take it out of the oven slice it thick and while it was still warm, she would put just a little honey butter on top. It was out of this world good. I am so blessed to have had a Mom who taught me so much. Here is my glazed version of that same recipe.

Southern Peach Bread with Vanilla Glaze

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2~3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1~1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups sliced fresh peaches (you can use frozen or canned)
3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

In a large mixing bow, cream the butter and gradually add the sugar, mixing well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in orange juice concentrate and vanilla. Next chop the peaches to whatever size chunks you like. Then with a spoon, fold in the peaches and pecans.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan and allow to cool completely before glazing.

Vanilla Glaze

4 tablespoons melted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract

To prepare glaze combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, and butter. Slowly add milk, stirring until smooth. Extra milk can be added if you like your glaze thinner.

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