Every time we see peaches we think about our Grandma. Our grandparents had lots of different jobs during their lifetimes but the one that they most talked about was when they had a farm and ran a roadside fruit stand.
It was hard work but Grandma was a people person and the fruit stand let her chat up the customers. On this particular stretch of road, there were a couple of rival fruit stands, run by other families.
Grandma took great pride in her wares and took the time to set out her fruit carefully so the fruit were not bruised. She also believed that her customers should treat the fruit with respect and care. So when customers stopped by to pick out peaches, they thought the best way to tell if they were ripe was to squeeze them. This was unacceptable to Grandma and she scolded the customers for doing this.
Since it was a small town, she knew everyone and everyone knew her. Eventually, word spread that Grandma wouldn’t let customers squeeze her peaches and a rival fruit stand put up a sign that said, “YES, you can squeeze my peaches.” Grandma thought this was hilarious. She loved to tell us this story and we loved seeing her face light up with delight.
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So for today’s Grandma Inspired Fantastic Treat, we made some delicious Peach Muffins. Peach season is in full swing. According to Reference.com, peaches are in season May through September, peaking in July.
Peeling and dicing up the peaches can take awhile to accomplish, we usually allot 30-45 minutes to do this. You can blanch them for easy peeling, but we usually just use a knife.
The yummy crumb topping, a mix of brown sugar, quick oats, flour and butter.
The dry ingredients, looking sweet and spicy.
The dry ingredients are now prepped, awaiting the wet ingredients.
Milk, eggs and vegetable oil all whisked and foamy.
Tempted to eat some of this batter.
Now gently folding in the peeled and diced peaches.
We use an ice cream scooper to portion out the batter into prepared muffin tins.
The crumble topping finishes off these muffins and they are ready to go into the oven at 350°F.
Lovely, golden brown peach muffins. Let cool and store in refrigerator.