Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Old Amish recipe that makes a nice coffee cake.
- 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup milk
- 4 large fresh peaches, peeled, sliced
- Sift together flour baking powder and salt.
- Cut in the shortening.
- Mix egg and milk together, then stir into flour mixture.
- Mix well, and pour batter into a greased oblong pan.
- Cover with peach slices.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
This should not be called a "cake"! More like peach-covered biscuit. I obviously wasn't thinking when I did this recipe--or I would have added much more sugar. Or looked for another recipe for my peaches. It's going to take a HUGE dollop of sweet whip cream on each piece to make this work for my friends tonight... This recipe needs to be overhauled with sweetener!
I used a whole quart of fresh canned peaches; added 3/4 of a cup of sugar, another half cup of milk, and another egg to the batter. When it was done, I put a topping on it of all the rest of my peace juice thickened with 1/4 cup cornstarch, poked holes all over it, and served it warm with cream. It was delicious! I read the other two reviews, and improvised...
I noticed there was no sugar in this batter, so I added 1/4 cup, but this could easily use 1/2-3/4 cup. It really is like a biscuit....but being that it's an Amish recipe, I think it's supposed to be the way it is--heavy, dense and bland.