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Peach Johnnycake

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There is no better way to enjoy summer than eating fresh, ripe, juicy peaches. Seek out the best you can find, and buy extra. You will want to eat one while making this.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1 lg. eggs
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. cornmeal
  • 2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 3-4 c. peaches
  • Streusel (Peach Johnnycake)
    • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 c. pecans diced
    • 1/2 c. brown sugar packed
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 5 tbsp. butter unsalted

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 . Brush the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 baking dish with butter.

For the batter:

Cream together the butter and honey on medium speed, then add the egg and mix for one minute. (The mixture may look lumpy-it is okay). Whisk together the flour, corn meal, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in the peaches and spoon the batter into the prepared baking dish.

For the streusel:

Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, pecans, brown sugar and salt. Add the butter and mix by hand to form crumbs. Sprinkle the streusel over the batter.

Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. (The amount of peaches make the batter unusually moist and therefore hard to use the toothpick or cake tester method). The cake is done when it springs back when pressed ever so gently in the center.

Recipe by Mani Niall - Mix it up with Mani