Heavenly Peach Bread

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This bread isn't overly peachy, but is nicely sweet and fluffy.

Preparation time: 20
Cooking time: 60

Difficulty:
Serves:

Dietary guidance: v 

Ingredients

3 cups diced fresh peaches
1/4 cup Peach Schnapps or peach nectar (I used peach brandy)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs (I used 6 egg whites, for less cholesterol)
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (I was out of baking powder, so instead I used 1 1/2 tsp soda)
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Method

Simmer diced peaches with Schnapps or peach nectar until peaches are tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla, and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, blending well.

In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with peach mixture. Mix just until blended.

Spread batter into a greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for about 55 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool on a rack in pan for 10 minutes; remove to cool completely.

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