I was spoiled in Italy by the gorgeous and sweet as honey peaches and apricots they had in season last month. I was happy to find some wonderful peaches and nectarines this past week at our vegetable market here in Florida. These stone fruits are wonderful to eat alone, but even better in a quick and easy cake.
Thank you, Abby, for your fabulous recipe and for putting together this idea! Maybe you’d like to join Abby’s #baketogether group?
Upside-Down Buttermilk Peach Cake
slightly adapted from Abby Dodge’s Summer Fruit Cake ~Your Way
Makes 10 servings.
4-5 medium peaches, halved, pitted and thinly sliced
4 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 1/3 cups (6 ounces) cake flour (you could also use AP flour and will be fine)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon table salt
12 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter, softened (4 for bottom of pan, 8 tablespoons for the batter)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
Storage: Cover the baked and cooled cake in plastic wrap and stow at room temperature for not that long of a time because it is just TOO hot. Probably won’t be any left once you start slicing it. If there is, put the rest in the fridge.
So, ready for ready for some Italy photos? Here were were at a restaurant on Father’s Day. Teresa took us all to this restaurant where they serve you all the different courses. Everyone gets the exact same thing and it was all delicious. I don’t remember exactly what we had and I didn’t take any food photos at that lunch.
There were antipasti. There was pasta and risotto. Lots of bread. Some baked chicken and a pork roast. I had a really delicious sorbetto for dessert. That I remember very well.
After lunch, we went for a short drive. Here we are in Ghisallo. It is about 15 minutes from Teresa’s house near Lake Como. This chapel is called the Madonna di Ghisallo. It is a chapel dedicated to cyclists.
To the right of the chapel, this is the view. This magnificent view I could stare at for hours.
Here I am with Teresa and Antonia (my mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law).
After we went to Ghisallo, we went by this little lake to take a walk and also to get some ice-cream! Yes! I was so excited to see the sign announcing goat’s milk gelato just a short hike away.That is DEFINITELY my kind of hike!!
I couldn’t take a photo of the ice-cream because Fabrizio and I ended up eating about 3 ice-creams each. Our kids and our nephews did not like the strong goat’s milk flavor. I happened to REALLY like it. It was amazing.
They also sold these fresh goat cheeses in the little shop where we bought the gelato. The proprietress gave me a sample. Mmm! It was incredible.