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Muffin Mondays | Peach Shortcake Muffins

Peaches check. Shortcake check. Muffinized yes! The glorious beauty of summer stone fruits, in this case ripe juicy peaches, stuffed into crumbly shortcake all tucked into a muffin form. Break them open hot out of the oven and slather them with fresh whipped cream and more fresh peaches, I mean what can be better? Enjoy these on the patio in the warm summer sunshine. Happiness.

I am so obsessed with summer stone fruits and want anything plum, peach or nectarine. Throwing them into my favorite baked goods only extends the pleasure. These muffins take no time to whip up. Butter is cut into the flour creating a biscuit like texture. The fragrant sweet peaches add umph to the dough. The whole thing is just lovely I tell ya!

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Peach Shortcake Muffins

recipe adapted from Seasons and Suppers

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup butter, very cold and cut into cubes

1 egg

1 cup heavy cream (35%), Half and Half (10%) or Whole Milk (3.5%)

1 tsp. vanilla

2 large peaches, cut into large chunks

Icing (Confectioners) sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 350Β° F. Grease or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.In large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and sugar. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender (or two knives) until it is in small pea-size pieces.In small bowl mix the egg, vanilla and cream. Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir with spoon until just blended. Gently mix in the peaches. Spoon into muffin cups, making sure each muffin has some peachesΒ and bake for about 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan before removing. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar once cooled.

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7 Comments
  • Banana Wonder
    July 9, 2012

    What a great combination! Love the stone fruit … and the poundcake. Way to muffinize this one.

  • Gastronomer
    July 9, 2012

    YES!!! Bring me one, mang!!

  • mmm peaches are so good right now so these muffins sound so good! may need to make a batch soon…

  • Sara/Matchbox Kitchen
    July 10, 2012

    I love all your muffin posts, but this one is my favorite so far! Definitely putting this at the top of my to-bake list.
    Also, it was lovely meeting you at Picca the other night!

  • Baker Street
    July 11, 2012

    I did toy with the idea of using fresh peach but then just went ahead and used blueberries. Your muffins look so pretty, N! Glad you could bake with us this week. πŸ™‚

  • evelynbo
    August 9, 2015

    What are vanilla peaches? The recipe says to be sure each muffin has strawberries. Why?

    • Nastassia
      August 9, 2015

      updated! sorry about that the peaches were supposed to be on a separate line but got attached to vanilla.

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