In Response to Re: In my oven.........:
Nikki - I bought a small bag of the miserable peaches this evening ..... I'll peel, chop, stir in sugar, put a small amount into those little Snack size baggies. Then the small bags will go into big freezer bags. These make a great ice cream topping all year long - especially winter. I do this every year.
Posted by Nancy G
Nancy try this with some of the "miserable" peaches.
Harvest Peach Upside-Down Cake
1 Cup butter
3 Cups sugar
2 Cups peeled, chopped peaches, about 4 medium
2 Tb vanilla
3 Cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Have all ingredients at room temperature. Grease and flour a tube pan (a Bundt pan could probably be used it just has to be large enough.)
Place peeled and chopped peaches in a bowl and add vanilla, stir and set aside.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, set aside.
In a large bowl of mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs 2 at a time, blending well after each addition. This is the important part as the cake will rise higher if the sugar and butter are well beaten and the eggs are gradually added.
Starting and ending with the dry ingredients, gently blend in flour mixture and peaches, one third at a time. Use a large spoon or blend on lowest speed to just combine.
Pour into pan, make sure not to get the batter on the upper third of the tube which will prevent the cake from coming out of the pan.
Place on middle rack in oven, bake about 70-75 minutes, until cake is browned and springy to the touch or a thin skewer inserted comes out clean.
Remove from oven let cool 5-10 minutes, run a butter knife around the cake and the outside wall of the pan, turn the pan over onto a rack and let the cake slide out. Turn the cake over if you want and let the cake cool completely. Place on serving plate sprinkle with powdered sugar if you like.
I sure hope you like this. It does wonders for the hard rather tasteless peaches. Baking them does bring out the sweetness...then again it could be the 3 cups of sugar and the 1 cup of butter