How to Peel a Peach

You know how some cooking steps just aren’t worth the hassle? Like sifting dry ingredients. In most recipes, you can just run a whisk or a fork through them and call it a day. Others, are definitely worth the extra time and effort. Seeding tomatoes for salsa is must in my book. Then there are others that are just so darn simple, there’s no reason not to do them.

Peeling peaches falls into the last category. Sometimes it’s intimidating to see that you need to do an extra step, especially if you’ve never done it before. But I’m here to show you how simple it is to peel a peach.

First, get everything ready to go. You’re going to need a bowl with some ice water, a pot of boiling water, some fresh peaches, a paring knife, and a slotted spoon.

Set the water to boil. While it is heating up, cut an “X” into the bottom of each peach with your paring knife.

Once the water is boiling, drop the peaches into the boiling water. Make sure the peaches are fully submursed in the water. Boil for about 35-45 seconds.

Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and immediately transfer to the ice bath to prevent cooking the peaches.

Now the skin of the peaches can be peeled off with your hands.

See! Wasn’t that simple? Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what I made with my peeled peaches.

One Year Ago: Massaged Kale Salad, Goat Cheese Cake with Peach and Blueberry Topping
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3 Responses to “Berry Cupcakes”

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    Sarah Beth — October 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    These look amazing! Cupcakes are my favorite thing to make, I think I’ve made 4 kinds in the last month. Now, I just need to work on my photography skills….

    • beantownbaker — October 18th, 2013 @ 9:41 am

      Nice! I have tons of cupcake recipes on here if you’re looking for inspiration 🙂

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    Leigh — November 24, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    These cupcakes did not look like they rised very much… can I use baking soda as well as baking powder? Or would that ruin the cupcake?

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