Peach Crumble Muffins

Hi sweeties!

As a child – and if I am being completely honest with you probably even a whole while longer – I hated peaches, except maybe the canned ones. Why do they have to have fur!? So naturally, I always preferred the ‘shaved’ cousins of peaches: nectarines. But especially in the past year, I’ve come to love peaches and actually prefer them over nectarines – despite them having fur. What about you? Do you taste a difference between them and which do you like better?But enough of this hairy or hairless stone fruit discussing – time for the part with the recipe! And this one should not be missed: Peaches, sour cream and crumble combined into a juicy muffin, which doesn’t only tastes great with coffee, but surely would be a nice surprise to bring to the next garden party.

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Peach Crumble Muffins

makes 12-15 muffins

  • 50 g sugar
  • 65 g flour
  • 50 g butter
  • 325 g flour + 2 tbsp
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 60 g soft butter
  • 75 g sugar
  • 75 g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • vanilla
  • 200 g sour cream
  • 2-3 peaches

 

Preheat oven to 200 °C and line a muffin tray with paper cases.

Combine sugar, butter and flour for the crumble. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and setAlso put aside. In a larger bowl beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in the eggs one by one. Now add in the flour mixture and the sour cream alternately.

Wash the peaches and remove the stone, then cut into small chunks and mix with 2 tbsp of flour. Fold into the batter until evenly mixed. Fill the muffin cases with about one heaped tbsp of batter, then cover with some crumble and bake for 20-25 minutes.

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If peaches as well as nectarines aren’t your thing at all, then you should try the recipe with cherries! Mhhhhh … I think I have to go back to the kitchen and heat up my oven ❤

Stay sweet & HAPPY BAKING!

xx Kristin

 

Peach Iced Tea & Summer DIY Ideas

Hello my favourite Zebras!

Even if the weather does not feel like it – summer is just around the corner. Soon it will be crazy hot again and then we’ll need some delicious refreshment.. and what could be better than home-made iced tea?

I must confess: Iced tea is something of a guilty pleasure for me, a drink that I really love me but have too rarely because the brands in the grocery stores are just too unhealthy. The only solution to this dilemma – do it yourself! So far I’ve never really known how to do that but now I have a fantastically simple recipe. Should I tell you how to make it?

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Peach iced tea with blackberries 

for 2 litres of iced tea

  • 1 kg ripe peaches
  • 1 handful of blackberries
  • 2l water
  • 150g sugar (or roughly to taste)
  • 6 bags of green tea
  • fresh fruit (eg lime and nectarines)
  • ice cubes

Wash and remove the stones from the peaches before cutting them into chunks. Wash blackberries also and put together with the peach pieces in a large pot. Add sugar and water, mix well and bring to a boil.

Once it’s boiling reduce the heat, add the tea bags and simmer with the lid closed for about 10 minutes. Let it stand until it’s cooled down, then strain the tea trough a large sieve. Pour into a large container or bottle. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve and then enjoy with ice and fresh fruit.

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The garland in the background consists of some newspaper, string and paint. Simply cut out small circles (a glass is a great template) and fold in half. Paint with colourful acrylic paint to give it a citrus look and allow to dry thoroughly. Fix on twine with craft glue and tadaaaaa – an easy peasy summer garland!

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The second mini DIY is the lovely vase of peonies – all you need for this is an old glass jar and some nail polish. Simply paint many, many small colorful dots on the glass and let them completely dry! And then, of course, fill the jar with pretty things.

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Do you also like iced tea? Or do you have perhaps other decorating ideas for me?

Have a wonderful week & HAPPY ICED TEA MAKING!

xx Kristin

Peach Pancakes with Berry Sauce

Hey guys!

 

Did you all have a nice and sunny weekend so far or did the sun hide – like here – behind a thick layer of clouds?

But forget  about the weather. It’s easy to put summer on a plate – doesn’t matter if it’s sunny or raining outside. It’ll only take a couple of minutes to cook but leave a smile on your face for the rest of the day: All you need to do is try those yummy Peach Pancakes with Berry Sauce!

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Peach Pancakes

für etwa 18 Stück

  • 1 egg
  • 300ml buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 300g flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • a pinch of salt, cinnamon, ground ginger and ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 peaches (fresh or canned), finely diced

 

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Mix buttermilk, oil and egg. Add all the dry ingredients. Fold in peaches and set aside for 5 minutes.
Spoon batter onto a hot pan and fry from both sides until they’re golden brown.

 

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Berry Sauce

  • 250g frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water

Put frozen berries and the sugar in a small pot and heat it up. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes – until the berries start to fall apart. Add water to taste to thin the sauce a bit.

 

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They would make a gorgeous dessert, don’t you think?

What’s for breakfast this weekend? Pancakes or something completely different?

 
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Enjoy your weekend and HAPPY #PANCAKEAPRIL!

 

xo Kristin