We are down to the last few weeks of summer vacation. What? It feels like it just started! I cannot believe how the weeks have flown by. We are trying to crunch the rest of our summer fun that we had planned into the few weekends we have left. The last week we are going to Illinois for a family reunion. We are looking forward to taking the kids on their first real vacation where they get to fly on an airplane and all! It will be a nice and much-needed getaway.
With peach season here, I have got to share this amazing peaches and cream bread recipe. Everyone needs to make this sometime this summer! It is absolutely heavenly.
First things first, lets talk about the texture of this bread. It is not like a slice of banana bread. This bread is insanely moist. So moist that it melts in your mouth and you need to eat it with a fork. This is because of the addition of sour cream in the batter and egg yolks instead of whole eggs. The egg yolks also give it a beautiful muted golden color.
Then you have the delicious chunks of fresh peaches throughout that are just a burst of summer fresh. Everything is perfect on its own with this bread, but to give the bread the “cream” part, it is glazed with a mixture of heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. The glaze is not overly sweet like frosting. It still has that wonderful rich cream flavor coming through with a little addition of sweet.
My family absolutely loved this peaches and cream bread. This will be made again and again while peach season is here. What a wonderful treat to end a long summer day or to enjoy with a cup of coffee in the morning.
I think you all will enjoy this!
A few tips when making this bread:
- Make sure pans are generously greased. This bread is so moist it can be tricky getting it out of the pans in one whole loaf.
- Bread should be almost completely cooled before removing from pans.
- The peaches need to have the skins removed. In order to do this, place the peaches in a large pot of boiling water. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes then remove and place in a large bowl of ice water. Once in the ice water for a couple of minutes the skins should easily be removed by peeling off.