Uh Oh, I still have a bunch of peaches from last week’s farm share, and will be getting more in tomorrow’s share! Gotta use ‘em up now. How about some peach salsa? Nah, not today. What else? Look up what other bloggers have done with peaches? Ding! This peach bread pudding has made the rounds, and sounded like a great idea…bake tonight, have at work tomorrow and the day after…never mind about the new peaches coming in!
I modified the recipe a great deal, some intentionally, some by accident. It’s been a long time since I’ve run out of vanilla, but I did just now. Hmmm, how about that chocolate extract that I got last year and haven’t figured out how to use? Does liquid chocolate flavor have fewer calories than actual chocolate? Most likely, yes!
I wanted the peaches to be the star of the show, rather than the bread, so I changed the proportion of the two. I also sprinkled the top of the dish with about 1/4 teaspoon ginger, for no reason at all! Next time I'd measure out 1/2 teaspoon because I like the flavor but it wasn't very strong this time. The ingredients and instructions are grouped together here: Blend 2 Tablespoons melted butter, 3 eggs, 1 ½ cups milk, and 2 Tablespoons vanilla
Add ½ cup sugar and blend in. Stir in 8 ounces of ripped up bread, and 3 cups of cut up peaches. Pour into a greased baking dish (I used a pie plate, but a square 8” or 9” pan would work great. Sprinkle with ½ cup chopped nuts. Bake for 30 -45 minutes at 350 degrees until center is set.
It tasted great, and even kind of healthy because I used whole grain bread. I suspect it would taste much richer if I had used cream and the additional sugar originally called for. I did not make rum sauce since I was planning on having it at work for a snack. Next time I would add even more peaches for that amount of bread, and more vanilla or chocolate extract. Now I just need to figure out what to make with all the tomatoes from last week and this week- salads are great, but enough already- let’s get creative! Does anyone have a favorite tomato pie recipe?