Miss A is at the helm again! Not only are we touring the culinary delights of Russia at Miss A’s request, but it’s also her turn to pick our stateside adventure. This past summer we took our western road trip which included South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado. South Dakota was easily one of Miss A’s favorite spots from meeting “Cornelius” at the Corn Palace in Mitchell (with whom she has a definite love/hate relationship – she loves to talk and giggle about him, hates to see him), to the peeking prairie dogs in Custer State Park and to “hikin’ it” in the Badlands. So it came as no surprise to us that Miss A chose the Mount Rushmore State this week, and we’re all happy she did.
Today we all spent the afternoon in the kitchen baking up several different dishes, including the South Dakota Peach Kuchen. The Kuchen is the official dessert of South Dakota – making it an obvious (and delicious) choice. We adapted this recipe from Midwest Living Magazine.
Next we combined the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl. We then used a pastry blender to cut in the butter until a crumbly mixture was formed. Then in a small bowl we mixed together one egg and the milk which we then poured into the flour mixture. We stirred all the ingredients together to form a batter and poured it into a greased 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Next we covered the batter in a single layer of the sliced peaches.
The kuchen is then baked at 350F for 45-50 minutes. We cooled the kuchen on a wire rack for 20 minutes. You can serve the kuchen immediately as a dessert with ice cream, or for breakfast with coffee or juice. We, of course, sampled a bit of the kuchen straight out of the oven and it got thumbs up all around. We’re definitely looking forward to breakfast tomorrow morning!
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