|courtesy brooke cheshier|
oh...and one tip about peaches...eat the peel! much of the fiber and nutrients are contained in the peel. many recipes call for peeling...only do this if you are making something which requires a delicate texture...otherwise leave the peel on...grab all the nutrients you can.
it has been really hot this week so i planned a "non-party party". i contacted a bunch of my friends and told them we would be home all day sunday hanging out by the pool. i said..."stop by for a quick dip, or stay all afternoon...we will have plenty of food and drinks". i made a bunch of easy to make, easy to serve dishes, ensured we were well stocked in beer, wine and sunscreen and bought a ton of ice. dessert? fresh peach cookies served with vanilla ice cream drizzled with dulce de leche. how good does that sound?
fresh peach cookies
(cookies are best eaten within a day or two of baking)
3 cups spelt flour (or white whole wheat flour or unbleached white flour, but you lose the whole grain high fiber benefit with the white flour choice)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup raw agave nectar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups finely diced fresh peaches
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
preheat oven to 325 degrees. oil 2 baking sheets or line with silpat. set aside.
add the dry ingredients (the first 8 items of the recipe) to a bowl and stir to combine. in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs until frothy. add the olive oil, agave nectar and vanilla and beat until well mixed. add 1/2 the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and beat until just combined. add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until combined. add the peaches and coconut and mix until incorporated into the dough. drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart. bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown. let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes and then place on wire racks and allow to cool completely before serving.
summer fest. simply leave your fresh peach tip or recipe or favorite links in the comments below, and then go visit food network and do the same same.
the cross-blog event idea works best when you leave your recipe or favorite links (whether to your own blog or someone else’s) at all the participating blogs. yes, copy and paste them everywhere! that way, they are likely to be seen by the widest audience. everyone benefits, and some pretty great dialog starts simmering. have fun!
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