peaches are to be baked, select
ones. Wash them thoroughly and cut them into halves, removing the
Place the peaches in a shallow pan, fill the cavities with
sugar, and dot the top of each half with a thinly drop of butter.
Set in the oven and
bake until the peaches become soft.
Serve hot or cold, either with or
without whipped cream, as desired.
NOTE: You can use baked peaches as a base for peach cake. Any
cake will do, just use your favorite recipe or buy your favorite store
brand. If you are using baked peaches for cake, you will need to remove
skins may be removed by blanching the peaches in boiling water or
peeling them with a sharp knife.
|Did You Know?
peach-producing areas are China, Iran, France, and the Mediterranean
countries like Italy, Spain and Greece. More recently, the United
States (where the three largest producing states are California, South
Carolina, and Georgia, Canada (British Columbia), and Australia (the
Riverland region) have also become important; peach growing in the
Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, Canada, was formerly intensive but ended
in 2008 when the last fruit cannery in Canada was closed by the
Oceanic climate areas like the Pacific Northwest and
coastline of North Western Europe are generally not satisfactory for
peach-growing due to inadequate summer heat, though they are sometimes
grown trained against south-facing walls to catch extra heat from the
sun. Trees grown in a sheltered and south-facing position in the
southeast of England are capable of producing both flowers and a large
crop of fruit.