Monday, October 14, 2013

Spiced Peach-Carrot Bread

Spiced Peach-Carrot Bread
What to make with the last of my fresh white peaches?  Why not make some Spiced Peach-Carrot Bread.  This bread won first place in the side-dish category in South Carolina's 2009 Annual Peach-Off contest.  After making and tasting this bread, I can see why it is a winner.  This bread is moist and the flavors of the peaches, carrots, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pecans complimented each other very nicely.  The bread is very easy to make.  You whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Then you add the peaches, carrots, vegetable oil, milk, pecans, and eggs.  Mix until the dry ingredients are moistened. The batter is then spooned into a lightly greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.   Bake the bread for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool the bread on a wire rack and then slice.  Delicious.

Spiced Peach-Carrot Bread
From  My Recipes


3/4 cup chopped pecans
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped fresh, ripe peaches
3/4 cup freshly grated carrots
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.  Cool 15 minutes.
2. Whisk together flour and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl; add peaches, next 4 ingredients, and toasted pecans, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Spoon batter into a lightly greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes.  Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

Makes 1 loaf


1 comment:

  1. That bread sounds incredible, definitely can't wait to try this!

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