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Monday, August 31, 2015

Struggling With the "Pages" Part of Blogger: A Recipe

So until I get it figured out, here is the Almond Crisped Peaches recipe. Manga!

I totally bogarted this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I'll show the changes I made to make it DS / low-carb friendly, in red.


4 ripe peaches I had 3 peaches, halved
1/3 cup (55 grams) whole almonds (pre-ground is 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar replaced with baking Splenda
3 tablespoons (45 grams) cold unsalted butter, cubed

Optional extras: 1/4 cup (20 grams) rolled oats, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, pinch of sea salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Halve peaches and remove pits. Place fruit cut side up in baking dish. In a food processor, grind almonds and sugar together until coarsely ground (with a few pebbles left). Add oats and other flavorings, if using, then butter, pulsing the machine until the ingredients are just blended. Spoon the almond mixture into the center of each peach, then press it flat, as if icing the tops of the peaches with it. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour (baking time varies with peach size), until the top is brown and crisp and you can easily slice through the fruit with a fork or spoon. I baked them for 20 minutes and they were perfect. Your oven may vary. Start at 20 minutes and then check every 5 - 10 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature, with creme fraiche, lightly sweetened whipped cream or even plain yogurt, cold, for breakfast. They're good warm or cold. But definitely whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, especially when served hot.

Without a food processor: Use an equivalent weight of almond meal or finely chopped almonds, stir in sugar and any other ingredients, then the same volume of butter, melted. It will be less clumpy, but the oven won’t know the difference.

I'll tell you what; that little $35- Hamilton Beach food processor I bought earlier this year at Target has come in very, very handy. I also used it last night to make pimento cheese--coming up next.

This is just before they went in the over. I like Trader Joe's almond meal. It just tastes more like almonds to me, which I like. YMMV.

Here they are baking in the oven, nearly done. The peaches are soft and the almond topping is browning up. Noms.

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