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Summer Peach Scones

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Summer Peach Scones

While I’m so excited for fall (mostly boots and slouchy sweaters), I’m all about making the most of summer fruit before it disappears. After I made this peach cake at home a few weeks ago, I brought back to DC with a me a few extra Jersey peaches. I was planning to meet a few friends that weekend for coffee around the city, and I wanted to bring them a little treat to thank them for being awesome during my job transition.

This was my first time making scones and I found this recipe to be so simple. I’d make them again for a weekend brunch and maybe add plums, raspberries, or orange zest this time. Grab one with your morning coffee, read a magazine, and soak in the sunshine before it’s all pumpkin and plaid out there. So what are you cooking/baking this lovely summer weekend?

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Summer Peach Scones

Peach Scones

Makes 8 scones. Adapted from Tyler Florence
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar + extra for dusting
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, divided into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh peaches, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Sift together the the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Using a pastry attachment (I keep mine in the freezer), cut in the butter to coat the pieces with the flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.
  3. Fold the peaches carefully into the batter. Make a well in the center of the batter and pour in the heavy cream. Using your hands, fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough. Prepare a lightly floured surface and press the dough into a rectangle about 12 by 6 inches. Cut into 8 rectangles.
  4. Place the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with some extra sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 until the tops have browned a little. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Summer Peach Scones

Peaches & Cream Cupcakes

Summer is coming to a close and I cannot believe how fast it flew by. It’s getting dark earlier and I’m so eager to wear my new suede booties, but before we move into fall, I couldn’t forget to share a little more of summer’s juicy peaches.

I made these peach cupcakes topped with vanilla whipped cream a few weeks ago and I just love how simple they are. The recipe isn’t complicated and it highlights these gorgeous farmer’s market peaches so well. You should still be able to find peaches for another couple of weeks so snatch some up before they’re gone!

summer farmer's market peachesMixing Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 generous cup sliced peaches
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line one 12-cup muffin tin with paper cups.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla and milk.
  4. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
  5. Finally gently incorporate the peaches.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes..
peaches and cream cupcakes

For the frosting: beat 2 cups of heavy whipping cream with a 1/4 cup powdered sugar and a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract. Spoon on to your cupcake just before eating.

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of summer! These might just make another appearance at a Labor Day party this weekend for one last peach hurrah before we break out the boots and pumpkin.

peaches and cream cupcakes with vanilla whipped cream frosting

Vacation Peach Cobbler

Is it really already Monday? I’m still in post-vacation shock that I have to go back to (rainy) reality today. Wasn’t I just on beautiful Lake Michigan? Oh well. There’s nothing better to start the week than with something sweet, right?

fresh ripe local Wisconsin peaches for peach cobbler on vacation on Lake Michigan

One night on vacation, we celebrated the upcoming wedding with a big family dinner and I volunteered to bring dessert. Here’s what I had to work with: dessert for around 30 people, some great local produce, and an empty rental house with no kitchen staples. The result: a perfect pan of peach cobbler. And my secret weapon: Bisquick.

easy Wisconsin peach cobbler with fresh local peaches

So I can’t take a whole lot of credit for the perfect crumbly crust, but I concocted the idea of everything that I poured into that pan and to my surprise, it all worked out.  And vacation peach cobbler was a success! – Also, I think it’s pretty tough to f-up Bisquick. That’s why it’s great. Oh, and adding fresh whipped cream to anything makes it heavenly. No brainer here.

Peach cobbler and homemade whipped cream on vacation on Lake Michigan

Here’s the thing. Sometimes you’ll have to cut corners. Sometimes you won’t have flour or nutmeg or that special kitchen tool with you. Oh my, sometimes you won’t actually make dessert entirely from scratch. Get over it. What matters is what goes on when you’re eating your semi-homemade (cue nails-on-chalkboard Sandra-Lee grimace) dessert. Celebrating family and joy and outlasting love and the breathtaking I-can’t-believe-we’re-in-Wisconsin Lake Michigan view and sweet ripe summer peaches. That’s what matters.

vacation peach cobbler dessert for a big party

Vacation Peach Cobbler

This recipe will be rough and random. I dare you to concoct your own vacation dessert mess and see what happens. If you share it with fun, smart, beautiful, people – I promise it will go well. (And if not, you’ll be with people with a great sense of humor.)

Toss sliced ripe peaches with sugar and cinnamon. I used about 15 peaches, 1 cup sugar,  1 tablespoon cinnamon. Pour into a large baking dish.

In a large bowl combine Bisquick and milk. It’s roughly a 1:1 ratio, but I felt mine was a little too runny so I added more Bisquick. I used a little over 3 cups Bisquick. Pour this mixture over the peaches.

Bake for 60 minutes. Serve warm-ish and with fresh whipped cream.

Wisconsin Lake Michigan vacation peach cobbler with fresh whipped cream