The earliest domesticated peaches appear in Japan, China and Persia as far back as 4000 BC. They were valued for their fruit but in some locations their peach blossoms were just as highly prized. In the Chinese culture the peach tree is considered to be the tree of life and peaches are symbols of immortality and unity. Peach blossoms are carried by Chinese brides. In The United States, peaches began to be widely cultivate in the mid 1800’s in Georgia.
RECIPE: Peach Muffins
- Prep Time: 20 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- Yield: 12 Muffins
- Difficulty Level: Easy, Intermediate
If you are a peach cobbler fan, you will love these peach muffins. The sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top gives a little pop of flavor and crunch that completes the simple yet fancy muffin.
1 can (1 lb.) sliced cling peaches, drain peach slices thoroughly.
2 cup Unbleached all-purpose flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk
¼ cup melted butter
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1) Preheat oven to 400º
2) Grease muffin tin thoroughly or line 12 muffin tin with paper liners.
3) Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into mixing bowl.
4) Beat egg lightly and combine with milk, butter, and lemon rind.
5) Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, stirring only until all is moistened.
6) Fill prepared muffin cups about 1/2 full
7) Top each muffin with several well drained peach slices, pressing them lightly into the batter.
8) Sprinkle tops with sugar and cinnamon.
9) Bake in preheated oven about 30 minutes or until done. Remove from oven, allow to stand a few minutes, then remove from pans to wire cooling racks to cool.
Acknowledgement: Home Baking Association
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