These things look like they are hard to make but they are really easy. Easy if you use ready made puff pastry sheets, that is. I had fun with Google’s image search, using “puff + pastry + peaches’ as search terms I found a picture that looked like what I was aiming for and followed the link to the page it appeared on. There’s a nice video how-to and the ingredient list at the link.The recipe used canned peaches but we had fresh to use. Mrs J peeled and sliced the fresh peaches we bought yesterday and we cooked them in 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of Splemda. They were ripe enough that they just got a brief simmer. We cooled them before proceeding.I wish I had taken this photo after the “braids” were cut, the recipe video goes into that.Here is one ready for the egg wash and sugar sprinkles.It’s ready for the oven! We have a convection oven that tends to cut down on the listed cooking times, we left these in a 400 oven for 10 minutes, then turned them around for another 10. We cooked the two pieces separately, one stayed in a minute too long.Delicious!
We’ve been using the bread machine practically non stop lately, baking loaves for BLT sammiches – because fresh baked bread is just the best. I’ve had my eye on this slicing aid for a while now and finally coughed up the $30 bucks they wanted for it. It works well enough, and folds away for storage in its own included bag. I hang it on a hook. The back plate slides in to hold it together, just butt the loaf against it and start slicing. It fits either end so you have a choice of 1/2″ or 3/8″ slices.
It’s a dreadful day, heat and humidity off the charts, and a little pop-up shower that just added steam, like a bucket of water on the hot rocks in a sauna.