Welcome back everybody!
If you have ever visited Germany, you know how lovely it is to stop at a Konditorei, pick your favorite piece of cake or torte, and enjoy it sitting at one of the store’s outside tables in the sunshine with a good cup of coffee. You can sit there forever watching people pass by while chatting with one of your friends.
Yes, we had a wonderful month in Europe. Home is where your heart is and a piece of mine is definitely in Germany with my family and friends. I miss them all so much.
I promise to share some of my travel pictures in the upcoming posts with all of you. At the moment I am still fighting with my laundry.
Nevertheless, I found some time to bake a German peach cake with some fresh Colorado peaches from Palisade, purchased at my local farmers market. The peaches are combined with almonds and cream in this very easy to assemble baked good. It was the perfect treat for our Sunday afternoon coffee break, almost like visiting a Konditorei.
My family gave it big thumbs up and therefore it will become a keeper recipe. I could also see this cake baked with fresh cherries or apricots. Give it a try!
* 3 fresh peaches, about 28 oz. ( 800 g)
* 1 and 2/3 cups ( 200 g) flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 2/3 cup and 1 tablespoon ( 160 g) sugar, divided
* 2 Tablespoons sugar, for topping
* 1 package vanilla sugar or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 2 large eggs
* 7 Tablespoons ( 100 g) butter, cut in pieces, room temperature
* 1/2 cup and 1 Tablespoon (125 g) heavy whipping cream
* 3.6 oz. ( 100 g) ground almonds
* 1/4 cup (50 g) sliced almonds, for topping
Preheat the oven to 350 F Convection (200 C). Butter and flour a 10 inch (26 cm) spring pan, set aside.
Peel and pit the peaches and slices them in quarters.
In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla sugar and 1/3 cup (75 g) sugar. Add 1 egg and butter. In a kitchen machine knead the ingredients until well combined and a dough forms. Press the dough evenly in the bottom of prepared spring pan. Poke dough evenly with a fork. Set aside.
Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Mix in 1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 egg and ground almonds. Spread cream mixture evenly on top of the dough. Place peaches (inside up) on top of the cream mixture. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and two Tablespoons of sugar.
Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes.
Adapted from BaBaFo basteln und backen.