- Boiling water
- 2 lbs. ripe peaches, peeled and sliced (about 5) or 2 (12 ounce packages frozen sliced peaches, drained
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsps. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
- Sweetened whipped cream or soft vanilla ice cream
With paring knife, pare peaches; place in a large bowl
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle peaches with lemon juice to prevent darkening. Slice into bowl, toss to coat with lemon juice; set aside.
Sift flour with the sugar, baking powder and salt. In a large mixing bowl, using a fork, beat eggs with milk and lemon peel. Add flour mixture and melted butter and mix with a fork until smooth - 1 minute - Do Not Overmix.
Butter a 9-inch Springform plan, or 9-inch round layer cake pan (If cake pan is used, Kuchen must be served from pan). Turn batter into pan; spread evenly over bottom. At this point, kuchen may be refrigerated several hours, or until about 12 hours before baking. Combine sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
Drain peach slices, arrange on batter, around edge of pan; fill in center with peach slices.
Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon/sugar mixture
Bake 25 minutes. Remove kuchen from oven. With a fork, beat egg yolk with cream. Pour over peaches. Bake 10 minutes longer. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack.
Serve kuchen warm, cut into wedges, with sweetend whipped cream or soft vanilla ice cream.
~Inspired and adapted from a recipe given to me by Angela Sheedy.
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