Friday, April 29, 2016

Georgia Peach Pound Cake

This makes a very moist cake with a wonderful buttery peachy taste!  The sugar crust is a nice touch.  I peeled and pureed a small peach and added just enough  powdered sugar to make a glaze that I drizzled over the cooled cake. Very delicious and with just the right amount of peachy goodness!

This recipe is from Allrecipes

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh peaches, pitted and chopped

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter a 10 inch tube pan and coat with white sugar.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Reserve 1/4 cup of flour for later, and sift together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Use the reserved flour to coat the chopped peaches, then fold the floured peaches into the batter. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Monday, April 25, 2016

White Chocolate Orange Cookies

What a great flavor combination that white chocolate and orange makes!  The orange flavor in these cookies is very subtle and not at all overpowering and it goes so well with the chocolate.  These cookies have nice texture that is chewy and soft in the middle.  These were a big hit at my house and did not last long!  I will be making these again soon!

This recipe is adapted from Allrecipes


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and orange zest. Stir the flour, baking soda, and salt together; mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in the white chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.