Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Just Peachy

Peach Bread
Hey, you ask, I deliver. Two of you sweet readers wanted my peach bread recipe. Have I ever told you what my friends think I lack a gift in? No? Oh. Well, there's only two things, I know, I am so gifted! Anyway, they are
1. Giving directions to my house
2. Sharing a recipe

I swear it's all in my head, it just doesn't translate out my mouth. Oh, and there's one more thing I should let you in on. I uh, um, I, well, I don't follow directions well or um, well, uh, oooh boy, I don't always follow a recipe the way it's written.

One thing I do is try to make things healthier. What used to be perfectly good and wonderful pancakes have become rubber-grain patties. Yum, who wants another?

So, here is the peach bread recipe exactly how I wrote it down, but not how I made it.

1/2 Cup buttah
1 Cup Sugah
3 Eggs
2 3/4 Cup Flour
1 1/2 tsp Bak Powdah
1/2 tsp Bak Sodah
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinn
2 Cups peaches
2 Tab Frozen OJ
1 tsp vanillah

(I know I'm hilarious. But seriously, that's how I wrote it down).

Now the directions.

Cream butt and sug
Add eggs 1@ time
combine dry ingr
alternate dry and peaches

grease and flour 9X5X3 pan
Bake 1 hour

Just so you know, I used lemon juice instead of OJ, I used oil instead of butter, I subbed whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the white and I think that's it.

Is it all making sense? Yes? Good, moving on.

Yogurt Sauce
Throw a handful of blueberries in a bowl. Stick in the microwave until they are a burstin' and bubbly. Get you one of those big honkin' tubs of plain yogurt and put a couple dollops in the boiling hot lava that is blueberries. Squeeze on a circle or two of honey. Throw in a dollop of homemade peach jam. Stir just until swirly. Spoon on warm peach bread that you may or may not have understood all the directions.

If you have questions then come on out to the house and I'll show you how I made it.

Here are the directions to my house;
Go S on the hwy until you get to that one great big pond with the huge houses. Then turn left. Go three miles turn where you don't see the road sign I'm at the dead end.

Mkay? We're good to go.

Oh, the picture? That's Clay, my kids and two of my nephews after a work out of sprints and jumps and dot drills and monkey crawls and gopher butts and good morning Americas and I don't know what else but why can't it just be called EXERCISE?


The Cube Monkey said...

Actually? I'll probably be able to follow the directions you wrote out a lot easier than the way they are laid out in the cook books. ha!
Ever think of becoming a Pharmacist?
Thanks for the recipe!

Melissa said...

I think I can make do with your combination of the two recipes! I'm going to give a try in the next week!

Dinah said...

I'm like you in that I never follow the instructions either, I substitute and tweak as I go. Eventually the family will get used to the healthy version of things, heh heh, and come crawling for those rubbery grain pancakes....

Rhea said...

I like the way you think.

Hilarious photo. You can tell they've been working hard...running after and saving people who got lost with your directions. hehe

April said...

Nice recipe - creaming butt and sug! :D I always buy pots and sweet pots at the store. Made-up short-hand - so useful. Love the picture - their faces are so full of excitement and joy - ha!

~the other ;)

Tracie said...

I'm terrible at giving directions to my house too. I've had people call and tell me they followed my directions but they're headed out of town...oops! Now I just send them a google maps link and they can figure it out themselves!

Living on the Spit said...

I understood every single word of what you just said...and I can not wait to bake this little beauty...I guess this makes me either very normal or extremely in need of some vacation time!!! L-O-V-E your site.

Egghead said...

I'm good at giving directions but following them? Naw, not so good. However, I understand these. Perhaps cookbooks are just too highly educated for me.

Jules said...

Is it just my imagination or is your daughter extremely tall? This picture makes her look very tall. I suppose it runs in the family. I am so sorry for the time to come when she towers over the boys she likes. Though look at Katie Holmes, she made it work, kind of, with Tom Cruise. Ok, that was a bad example.

Melanie said...

Hi April, I made this and it was delish. 'Cept I made muffins with it, but was good. Love your blog, you're very funny! Found you through your sister's blog, found her through PW's blog, where I've been hanging out for about a year.