Peche.

Peche! My favorite non-english word for peach. Thanks France!

Recently I had the pleasure of returning to M&M Peach Ranch where some friends and I picked Bing cherries earlier this summer. Their Ryan Sun peaches ripened up at the end of August so a visit was in order. We took the longish drive out to Lake Hughes and delighted in picking the most delicious organic peaches. It was an absolutely lovely day, with lovely friends.

Mich!
Phil!

Before going home, we pulled over to frolic in this beautiful field of flowers. It was pure joy. 🙂

Photo by Phil Warren.
Me and my friend Mike. Photo by Phil Warren.

I went home and decided that my peaches ought to end up in a peach and blueberry buckle infused with tempeh bacon (inspired by Eat the Love of course!). They also ended up in a delicious Apple-Peach Pie w/ Bourbon and Rosemary Crust (recipe below). The remaining peaches that were not eaten were blanched, peeled and frozen. I think this new ice cream recipe from my favorite non-vegan baker extraordinaire may be order—veganized of course! 😉

The buckle is easy. Just roast your peaches with tempeh bacon and a drop or two of liquid smoke per Irvin’s instructions found here on his original post. Make the topping listed on Irvin’s site, subbing out the butter for Earth Balance and omitting the salt. For the cake, I just used the buckle recipe from Vegan Pie in the Sky, which is great. Don’t bake according to those instructions though, as they are a little different. You won’t be inverting this buckle as that book instructs you to do. Just use the batter in place of the non-vegan version and voila, BUCKLE in your mouth.

Apple-Peach Pie w/ Bourbon and Rosemary Crust

It’s hard to see the peaches in there with the apples, but I promise they are there in all of their juicy splendor!

Ingredients:

1 recipe of your favorite pie crust with one tbsp chopped fresh rosemary incorporated into the dough—I like the one from Vegan Pie in the Sky and Martha Stewart’s made vegan. Martha’s is the first crust I’ve ever made in a food processor. Kind of easy! I still like making it by hand though 😉

2 ½ c apples, peeled, cored and sliced

2 ½ c peaches, blanched, peeled and sliced

1 tbsp bourbon

1 ½ tbsp unbleached all purpose flour

½ tsp cinnamon

½ c unbleached cane sugar

1 tbsp brown sugar

splash of fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 425°F. Bake for about 10-12 min. Lower heat to 350°F and continue to bake pie for about 30-40 min.

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3 Comments on “Peche.

  1. Thanks for the post. I have to say that I love the word pêche, too. I didn’t take enough French in school to know it, but I went to a restaurant in Louisville, KY a million years ago called La Pêche. I even bought a t-shirt. Oh, and thanks for the recipe.

  2. Ok, so I’m not sure if I’m on board with the peaches and bacon but the buckle and pie look delicious! I love the addition of rosemary to the crust, I need to experiment more with adding herbs and spices to my pastry doughs.

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