Chai-Masala Peach paletas!

Snack or Dessert

 

Summer! Is that you?

This recipe is refreshingly creamy and sweet.  It’s a Chai-masala paleta with fresh Georgia peaches.

Paletas- Frozen fruit bars (water or milk base). A popular item sold in the streets of Mexico. Also an amazing part of Mexican culture that has been brought to America!

If you ever visit Nashville, make sure you checkout ‘The Peach Truck’! They truck in fresh Georgia peaches from Pearson Farm in Ft.Valley Georgia. Just imagine, that peachy fragrance and those sweet peach juices dripping down your arm when you take a bite. It is worth it, get to Nashville asap!

Ingredients: Yield- 8 paletas

  • 3 fresh ‘The Peach Truck’ peaches or ripe ones available in your area
  • 2 1/2 cups of plain greek yogurt
  • 4 Tablespoons of honey (can be adjusted to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 packet of chai-masala powder
  • Popsicle mold
  • Pinch of salt

Procedure:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut each peach in half and then into slices
  • Place on a sheet pan, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of honey and sprinkle with a pinch of salt
  • Roast peaches for 35 mins or until peaches are soft
  • Let cool (refrigeration helps the process)
  • Add yogurt, honey,vanilla extract and chai-masala powder to a large bowl
  • Stir thoroughly
  • After peaches are cool, gently fold into the yogurt mixture
  • Pour into popsicle molds
  • Freeze for 4-6 hrs
  • Enjoy!

Peach and cinnamon scones!

Baked Goods

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These are peach & cinnamon scones, they are crumbly and lightly sweetened with fresh peaches and cinnamon!  Amazing with coffee or tea!

Ingredients:

-2 cups of flour
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1 Tbsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt

-1/2 Tbsp of cinnamon
-1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed and cold
-1 egg
-1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, plus more for brushing
-1/4 cup sour cream
-2 tsp vanilla extract
-1 cup fresh peaches, diced



Procedure:

-Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees, cover sheet pan with a piece of parchment paper.

-In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder,salt & cinnamon.

-Once mixed together, cut in pieces of butter with a fork until the mixture has a crumb like texture.

-Next, combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

-The egg,whipping cream,sour cream and vanilla extract.

-Slowly add wet ingredients into the dry ones until combined.

-Gently stir in the diced peaches.

-Place dough onto a floured surface

-Pat dough into a disk like shape, about 1/2 inch thick

-Cut into 6-8 slices and place on parchment paper

-Brush each scone with heavy cream

-Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool.

-Enjoy this crumbly goodness!

2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh peaches, diced

Cardamom Peach cornbread muffins! With pepper jelly!

Baked Goods

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Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

– Cooking spray or muffin tins

– 1 large egg or 2 small ones

– 2 cups self-rising white cornmeal mix- I used ‘White Lily’ for this recipe

– 1 1/4 cups of milk or buttermilk

– 1/4 cup of vegetable oil or olive oil

– 4 tablespoons of sugar

– 2 fresh peaches

– 1 tablespoon of ground cardamom

– Jar of pepper jelly, can be found at the grocery store, mine is homemade from my Uncle Mike!

Procedure:

– Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

– Chop peaches to medium sized pieces

– Beat the egg in a large bowl, whisk in cornmeal mix ,milk, oil, sugar and cardamom.

– Whisk in chopped fresh peaches

– Batter should be a bit lumpy

– Spray muffin pan

– Fill each muffin cup, 2/3 of the way full

– Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.

– Cool for 5 minutes

– Slather with butter or pepper jelly!

– Eat up! Great for breakfast or a summer picnic or cookout!