In my kitchen was this
What is this you ask?
Well it is the left over "juice" from a jar of peaches I canned here.
I thought it would be a great shame to just pour this out when SURELY it could have a purpose
The purpose came to me as I gazed on 3 peaches from my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that we had not yet consumed.
I thought surely I could make banana bread with peaches and then was born:
1 1/2 C unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 C sugar
2 peaches pureed
1 peach diced
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 shake nutmeg
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax meal, 3 Tbsp water)
1/4 C oil
I mix my flax egg first (so it can thicken) and then I combine all the other ingredients (the least amount of dishes to do afterwards the better).
Add the flax egg and mix it to incorporate
Pour into a greased loaf pan
Bake for 50 minutes at 375 degrees and out pops this
While it was still warm I brushed the top with some of the reserve "juice" to give the bread a sheen.
The bread is very mild in flavor, but super moist.
My kids have especially liked this bread sliced and toasted followed up with a smear of jelly (their current favorite is Crofter's Four Fruit)