Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday Kitchen: Peach Upside Down Cake (EDM #133)

I have made this cake once a year for the past 25 years or so, always on a hot August day when the local peaches are ripe. The recipe is from the original “Joy of Cooking” cookbook. (It’s called French apple or peach cake in the book, but I always call it peach upside down cake.) Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Peach Upside Down Cake
Sweet and rich.
A deep 8-inch pie pan
Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Grease the pan or ovenproof dish and cover the bottom well with:
Two cups or more sliced apples, peaches or other fruit

Sprinkle fruit with:
2/3 cup sugar
Cinnamon or nutmeg (I use both)
Grated rind and juice of one lemon

Dredge with:
1 Tablespoon flour

Pour over surface:
2 to 4 tablespoons melted butter

Prepare the following batter. Sift before measuring:
1 cup all-purpose flour
Resift with:
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt

Beat and add:
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon melted butter
¼ cup milk

Beat these ingredients with swift strokes until blended. Cover the fruit with the batter. (The batter is skimpy and will be hard to spread-you don’t have to cover every peach slice.) Bake the cake for about 30 minutes. Reverse it on a platter. Cool slightly.


Betty said...

those are some really yummy peaches! And the recipe sounds delightful . . . thank you!

Rah Kyndl said...
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Lin said...

FABULOUS!! They look as luscious and tempting at the recipe!! SUPERIOR WORK! LOVE IT!

Arty Velarde said...

Love the peaches!
Thanks for you comment on my blog and YES it's Aretha.
Chain chain chain!!!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Yum, yes, definateley a good choice! Lovely drawing and I love that cake. It's the first we made in cookery lessons at school.

juj said...

beautiful. love the purply blue and orange. and that pit is devine...

Joan Y said...

Wow, what a beautiful painting! The blue shadow is perfect against the orange of the peach and the pit is perfect! It looks so juicy!

mrana said...

If your cake is half as delicious as your painting of the peaches ... YUM!

Lynn said...

The peaches are gorgeous! Glad you chose them over the chain.

Africantapestry said...

sharon..your peaches are exquisite, as are all your sketches and not forgetting your recipes..I also enjoy Charlie Trotter, as person as well as great chef he is.
I feel like a bit of stranger, been away so long...this is a new blog? I can't find your other one? Love this one though.
And lastly, thank you for the birthday made me feel so sepcial!

Jana Bouc said...

What a gorgeous peach! I love the delicate and glowing colors and the feisty seed in the middle. Beautifully executed watercolor and lovely composition!

phthaloblu said...

What a beautiful sketch! Absolutely gorgeous.