Peach Quick Bread

In my soon-to-release sweet romance Distracting the Deputy, the heroine, Zadie, helps out an elderly neighbor and is rewarded with a slice of peach quick bread, still warm and fresh from the oven.


Since the thought of that bread makes my mouth water, I thought I’d share Mrs. Finley’s recipe with you today.

Happy baking!

Peach Quick Bread



3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup oil

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups diced fresh peaches


2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons melted butter

1/3 cup finely diced peaches

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cream


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend until just combined.
Fold the peaches gently into the batter then pour into a greased 9″x5″ bread pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the bread should come out clean. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes, then remove the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.
While the bread cools, make the glaze by mixing powdered sugar, melted butter, diced peaches (drain any liquid from them), extract and cream in a bowl. Add more cream if needed to get the glaze to a good consistency for drizzling.
Store bread in an airtight container in the fridge.

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4 Responses

  1. Oh yum! I am going to make this as soon as it cools down around here. We’ll be hitting 110°F this week and cooking, baking, or doing much of anything, is miserable. Can’t wait to try it and to read the story along with it!

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