Saturday, July 23, 2016

Peach Kuchen

This month's Improv Cooking Challenge ingredients are peaches and cream. Since I am a baker at heart  I decided to try baking a Peach Kuchen; a German peach cream cake. Now, I have never tried baking one before so I was excited to try it.  I gotta say that it was so much fun to make and the nutmeg made the house smell absolutely divine as it was cooking. Honestly the hardest part was waiting to eat it. Here's the recipe I used. It is a modified version from Beyond Kimchee


Peach Kuchen

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small chunks
1/2 cup whole milk
1 egg
1 large can of sliced peaches, drained  
Custard Cream~
1 cup heavy cream
2 tsp flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Preheat  oven to 400˚F
Grease a 9" spring form pan.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender, or two forks cut in the cold butter pieces until it becomes fine crumbs. In a small mixing bowl, whisk milk and egg well. Pour the milk mixture over the flour mixture, and mix with a fork just until it becomes wet. Now spread the batter on the bottom of the pan. Arrange the peach slices on top. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. While this is baking make the custard cream. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the cream with the flour until there are no big lumps. Add the reminder of the cream, sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt. Whisk well. After 15 minutes take the cake out of the oven and pour the cream mixture over the top. Return the cake to the oven and reduce the heat to 350˚F. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cake top is puffed, and the edges are deep golden and are beginning to separate from the pan. On a wire rack cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes, and then remove it from the pan and let it cool completely. Enjoy plain or with a scoop of ice cream.
I used canned peaches for this recipe, but you can certainly use fresh peaches if you desire.

While you're here check out some of the other tasty creations from this months blog.


  1. Sounds delightful, Cammie! Custard cream? Yummy!

  2. It was devine. Wished I'd thought of ice cream to go with it.

  3. We've made a few apple kuchen & a berry kuchen (every-so-often the two younger boys get on a German kick...) but never a peach kuchen! I am pinning this to try later. YUMMY@

    1. Peaches are my absolute favorite fruit. When lived in Georgia we ate them everyday.

  4. Your kuchen sounds amazing. Such a great list of ingredients. I bet it smelled heavenly!

    1. Oh it did. I love nutmeg sooo much. It's one of those spices that just seems to bring everyone home.