Thursday, 14 February 2013

Thursday Garden Gobbles - Peaches

Veggie Gobbler has started a new theme for Thursdays - Garden Gobbles. As the only glut I have at present is a peach glut this Garden Gobble features two dishes using peaches that I cooked this week. (It is possible that every Garden Gobble will feature peaches at this rate!).

Peach and almond muffins (*from the garden or thereabouts)
1 1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup  shredded coconut
pumpkin pie spices
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 eggs
75 gms butter
*1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
*2/3 cup of peeled and stoned peaches

For the topping
*Three pieces of peach for each muffin
Slivered almond pieces
Mix of pumpkin pie spice and raw sugar

*I have included the  honey as a garden product. It resulted from hives that were put on the neighbouring property  but just down the track from us. Given that we have lots and lots of trees, it's my bet that in part at least, this honey came from our Red Box tree flowers.

The recipe made 9 muffins, I ate one before I took the photo. They are pretty yummy but quite grown up in flavour. They do have an almondy taste (which I love) and are not very sweet.

Peach chutney (from the garden)
*8 peaches, peeled and stoned
8 tomatoes, peeled
2 capsicums (1 red, 1 green)
*1 long cayenne chilli
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
a nob of ginger grated
10 black pepper corns
10 white pepper corns
3 tsp black mustard seeds

This long cayenne was grown in my former city garden and kept in my frozen chilli stash
Cut fruit and veg up into chunks, add all ingredients into a saucepan and cook until it has thickened into a jammy thick sauce. Put into sterilised jars.

This quantity made 4 jars of chutney. I have tasted it, its a unique sharp and sweet chutney. I reckon it will be perfect with a really tasty cheese and a biscuit. I love the colours!

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  1. I am so jealous of your peaches, especially as I've just written my third post in a row. Peaches are way more appropriate for Valentines Day.

    1. I feel guilty claiming them as they are inherited. But I am so enjoying them and that they are the only glut I have.

  2. Oh how wonderful to have a glut of peaches. Beats the turnip glut I had last year! Both recipes sound delicious.

    1. I am not sure I'd know what to do with a turnip glut. what do you do with them. o vs. say I am rely enjoying this glut.

  3. I have a peach glut too! thanks to my husband, love the sound of your chutney will have to give it a try.

    1. I can't wait to see what you are doing with yours. if I had more freestones I'd bottle some up.

  4. I wish I would have had the chutney recipe early in the week. My nephew gave me some delicious and very ripe peaches last weekend, most of which are now rotting on the kitchen bench as I had no time to do anything with them. Shhh! Don't tell him!

    1. Oh thats such a shame. I also stewed a whole stash and put in freezer. I am away from home for a few days and ripening peaches are mounting up . I am going to have to do a big cook up when I het home

    2. I felt guilty and cut out the bruised bits and stewed the good bits with some honey. Yum. It's in the freezer waiting for me to buy some yoghurt.

  5. Yum they look fantastic! Even if you 'only' have a peach glut you would never have had them in Sydney. Got some ordinary nectarines at the moment maybe I will try your chutney recipe as a way to improve their flavour?



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