While I gushed about trying to hold onto summer … I realized tomorrow is actually the official first day of fall.
I don’t do well with change.
I need a little transition time.
And so I mix fresh sweet peaches, and earthy herbs, throw in some cornmeal and call it a cake.
Cake helps with change. And this one smells incredibly delicious. It’s hearty and comforting like fall – yet, bright and sweet like summer.
Are you ready to dance with a brand new season? Have you been for a while? Am I kind of late to the game … or just being stubborn– I’m still not buying a PSL from Starbucks … not until October. And the most ironic thing about all of this is fall is my favourite season.
Instead, let’s eat cake.
Roasted Peach Rosemary Cornmeal Cake.
¼ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
4 Large Peaches, sliced in half
1 large Rosemary sprig
Place 1/4 cup butter in a prepared cake pan. Warm in a 350 degrees oven about 5 minutes or until butter is melted. (Be sure to watch carefully to avoid browning the butter).
Remove pan from oven. Sprinkle brown sugar over melted butter .
Arrange peach slices evenly over brown sugar mixture – add large rosemary sprig smack dab in the middle.
Set a side.
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 Cup Cornmeal
¼ cups ground almonds
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tsp fresh thyme – finely chopped
1 cup butter, softened
1 ¼ cups brown sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup peach greek yogurt
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
sift together flour, cornmeal, ground almonds baking soda, sea salt and dried thyme. Set aside.
Next with a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy for about 3-5 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the greek yogurt and vanilla.
Mix until smooth.
Next add the flour mixture, a little at a time to the wet mixture. Scrape the bowl frequently.
Add cake batter on top of peach arrangement. Bake 45 min.
Happy fall ladies & gents – as I say so long to the sweetest summer that will ever be, I’m actually excited for fall. It’s going to be a lovely couple of months!!