January 2007

January 2007

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Peaches and cream bread

This is a recipe for peach bread that I make every year for Easter.
Peaches and Cream Bread
1/2 cup sugar
2 pkgs. yeast
2/3 cup water
6 TBS margarine
1 egg
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
2 TBS confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 16oz can peaches, well drained and cut up
1 egg white

In large bowl, combine sugar, yeast, & 1 cup flour.  In saucepan, heat water & margarine until very warm. Margarine does not have to melt completely.
Gradually beat liquid into dry ingredients. Beat in egg and 3/4 cup flour to make a thick batter. Stir in 1 1/4 cups flour to make a soft dough.
Turn out onto lightly floured surface & knead until smooth & elastic, working in more flour while kneading. Shape dough into a ball and place in greased bowl, turning dough over so top is greased. Cover bowl and let rise for 1 hour.
Meanwhile prepare filling. Mix cream cheese until smooth, mix in confectioners sugar and almond extract until smooth. Sitr in peaches; cover and refrigerate.
When dough is ready, punch down and let rest 15 minutes. Cut dough in half. With floured rolling pin, roll half the dough into 12" x 8" rectangle. Spread half the filling in a 3" wide strip lengthwise down the center. Cut dough on both sides of filling crosswise into 1" strips.
Place strips at an angle across filling, alternating sides to make a braided effect. Repeat with remaining dough.
Place on greased cookie sheet. cover and let rise 1 hour. Beat egg white slightly and brush on top of bread. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden.

Frost with confectioners sugar icing if desired.



  1. That peach bread/braid just looks wonderful. We have little white peaches that get ripe late summer. I'll have to try it.

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  2. What a delicious looking bread! I have never tried to make anything close to as beautiful as this looks, amazing.

  3. Whaaaa? Really? Does sound so yummy though - what a treat!

  4. oh man, I am so hungry right now and that looks simply divine. Must go visit the kitchen for a snack....

  5. Oh My, that look like a wonderful treat. In addition, you make the break look so beautiful. I hope you give these as gifts because I would take one.

    I might not share, but I would take one.

  6. Wow this does sound lieke a treat.