Baltimore Peach Cake
Craving peaches, bread, or cake? Why not all three? Amid all the cobblers and pies, Chef John's peach-studded yeasted cake-bread hybrid is a breath of fresh, peach-scented air. Yeast and sugar dissolve together with a little milk an butter, to which you'll add enough flour to make a soft, but not too wet, dough. Save for slicing peaches, you can go about freely with your day while the dough rises. Then comes the satisfying part: dumping the dough into the baking dish and spreading it to all four corners. Give it a second rise--a chance to acclimate to its new home. In the final step, you'll plug in your peaches and round it off with a little butter and sugar on top. This beauty of Baltimore-German origins bakes up a deep golden brown like your guests have never seen before! So get ready to show off summer's peaches with Chef John's Baltimore Peach Cake.