Sweet Almond Biscuits with Fresh Peaches

peach biscuits

My friend Maia is the co-founder of the beautiful online children’s shop, Bitte, a highly curated selection of modern children’s clothing, toys, decor, and gifts. She has an amazing sense of style so everything in there is top notch. When she told me her new home is surrounded by peach trees (doesn’t that sound dreamy?) I asked her to share a recipe with us now that summer is here and peach eating season has begun! Here’s Maia…

One of the first things that sold us on our new house was the ample fruit trees in the backyard. Specifically the 5 peach trees! I had day dreams of long summer weekends spent baking treats with my daughter at my side. And when the first tree came ripe this year, my dreams came pretty close to true. Maybe with the addition of some hand cramping from all the picking, blanching, peeling, cutting and canning. But boy is the end product worth it.

This recipe is a one of my favorites because you don’t have to blanch and peel the peaches beforehand. It’s perfectly good with the skins on. And if you don’t have time to bake you can even leave the biscuit out and just have the sweet sautéed peaches topped with whipped cream. So simple and oh so yummy.

Here’s how to make them…

peach biscuits

Almond biscuits

● 2 cups all-purpose flour

● 1 Tablespoon sugar + extra for sprinkling on the top

● ¼ cup chopped almonds

● 1 tablespoon baking powder

● ½ teaspoon salt

● 1 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt

● ½ cup milk

● ½ teaspoon almond extract

● ½ teaspoon vanilla

● Sliced almonds for topping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees grease a rimmed baking sheet.  In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, chopped almonds, baking powder and salt.  Stir together the yogurt, milk, almond and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to dry, stir with a wooden spoon until dough forms. Spoon ¼ size biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet, placing them 1-inch apart. Sprinkle with extra sugar and sliced almonds. Bake for 15-18 minutes until top is just lightly browned

Peaches

● 6-8 medium peaches

● 2 Tablespoons butter

● 1 tablespoon agave

● Squeeze of half a lemon

● ¼ teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Brown butter in a medium saute pan. Add peaches, agave, lemon and vanilla. Cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes until juices start to thicken slightly.

Add the biscuit in the bottom of your bowl, top with cooked peaches and whipped cream. Enjoy!

Thanks Maia, my mouth is watering!  Be sure to check out her lovely shop, Bitte, filled to the brim with beautiful things for children.  

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