Once upon a time I was a very organized person.
I created schedules for everything. Very much like Hermione during O.W.L.S. studying when she made study schedules for the trio. I did that when I was studying for finals in high school, dividing out how much time I’d take to spend on each subject.
That trend continued in college. Signing up for classes and creating schedules was my favorite part of the year! I happily volunteered to help coordinate and organize class offerings for my roommates and brother, too. Every course I took had its own designated color with which I coordinated folders, binders, notebooks, and even highlighters!
When I was working, I still managed to keep a fairly organized desk. Each program I worked on had its own folder, notebook, and even pen. (The day someone took my blue pen off my desk is one that still haunts me.) My email box was broken up into multiple folders to help me keep my different correspondence structured.
And then I had kids and my “study” habits flew out the window. My attempts to keep things in certain places were thwarted by sheer exhaustion.
Having 4 homes in the last 6 years hasn’t helped me much either.
I have visions for how to keep this blog on track, but I simply haven’t had the time to set aside for setting up a “desk.” I don’t actually have a desk here. My computer lives in the kitchen and my planner and pen collection live on the wet bar (that we don’t use for entertaining purposes in the slightest) in the living room. I have two different notebooks for writing down recipes. Then there’s both Foodgawker and Pinterest. And my collection of cookbooks.
Sometimes I can’t remember where I got the recipe when it comes time for me to blog about it. Sounds like I need to add more notes to my planner!
Such was the case with today’s loaf recipe. I was all set to write the post and then couldn’t find the original recipe! I was cutting it close to the deadline and decided to just forget about it. A couple of days later, it came back to me in the shower. As all good ideas do. I came across this recipe during a Secret Recipe Club reveal! I’d commented saying I’d be making it that weekend – and I actually had! Phew!
Almond Peach Loaf
- 2 C flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 3/4 C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2 peaches, diced
- 1/3 C sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until combined. Add the almond extract.
- Alternately, add in the dry ingredients and the milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
- Gently fold in the peaches and almonds. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until a butter knife inserted comes out cleanly.
*This recipe is adapted from Sara at http://cookwithsara.blogspot.com/2016/07/peach-and-almond-loaf-cake.html*