Friends, I got to see Stevie Wonder live last weekend! Out of the 50+ bands at the festival, he was the greatest. Would you believe that the man has still got it goin’ on!? It was absolutely amazing.
Needless to say, we had an awesome weekend in San Francisco at Outside Lands. It was full of music, friends, and good food. I’m already excited about next year.
Now, about that good food. This was our breakfast for Saturday and Sunday. Fresh-from-the-garden butternut squash hash.
I would tell you how to make it, but it was totally a kitchen sink kind of meal. It went something like this: Butternut, carrots, onion, mushrooms, kale and avocado sauted in lemon olive oil and seasoned with herbs.
Clearly, anything goes in a hash.
Not everything goes in peach lassi bread though.
You can make this on a Sunday night, store it in the fridge, and have it for breakfast all week long or you could eat the whole loaf in one sitting (totally normal).
This bread is great for those mornings when your coffee hasn’t kicked in, you’re still half asleep driving to work, and you just can’t bear to make yourself breakfast in this state of mind.
I apologize if turning your oven on sounds about as awful as standing in a sauna right now. Perhaps freeze yourself some peach puree and save this recipe for the fall. Or simply endure the heat because this tasty bread is worth it.
San Diego has been enduring quite the record breaking heat wave lately and despite my attempt to cool off, Target is sold out of fans. I feel your pain.
Except for those of you in Arkansas, Oklahoma, or Texas. I felt your pain last summer and plan to never ever visit your states in the months of June-August ever again. Ever.
Confession: I’ve never actually had a real, peach lassi before. I plan to very soon though. We’ve been powering through about 10 peaches a week so it’s bound to happen.
Chris’s mom sent me a recipe for one a while back and I knew I had to do something fun with the flavor combination.
Quick bread it is. Made with a touch of whole wheat flour, yogurt, and fresh peaches, it’s pretty darn healthy.
Now, sit back, watch some Shark Week, and bake some bread (but only if it’s not a scorcher in your neck of the woods).
Peach Lassi Bread
1/2 stick butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup peach puree
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom
3/4 cup peach diced, tossed in a tablespoon of flour
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
2 tablespoons wheat germ (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixer. Add eggs and beat until combine. Add peach puree, yogurt and vanilla and mix until well blended.
Stir together the dry ingredients and add to wet mixture. Fold in diced peach and pistachios. Pour batter into a greased 9×5 loaf pan.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when poked into the center.