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9.21.2011

Peaches and Buckwheat Shortcakes / Blogiversary Winners

Peaches & Buckwheat Shortcakes 

Happy Wednesday! I can't believe that it is the 21st of September and that this week is almost over. Whoa! Is it going by fast for anyone else?


I am glad that my headache is gone after going through one the WHOLE day yesterday. There was a lingering fog most of the morning so I attributed the headache to a pressure and temperature change. Oy! What matters the most is that today is a new day and it feels better.


Before I share with you the easiest but most delicious dessert I want to announce the winners of the blogiversary giveaway.


#56 ---Rebecca Block won Two coupons for one FREE So Delicious Dairy Free Item and 3 coupons for 0.75 off cultured coconut milk

#19---Glo from Glo's Kitchen won Two coupons for one FREE So Delicious Dairy Free Item and 3 coupons for 0.75 off cultured coconut milk

#42----Ellen won One coupon for one FREE So Delicious Dairy Free Item and 3 coupons for 0.75 off cultured coconut milk and $1.00 off Earth Balance coconut spread


#68-Peggy from My Fiance Likes It So it Must be Good--won the copy of The Voluptuous Vegan.


#8-Caitlin from Vegan Chickpea--won 2 books! Lickin' The Beaters: Low Fat Vegan Desserts and Lickin' The Beaters 2: Vegan Chocolate and Candy

Congrats to the winners and thank you for everyone who entered! I will some other giveaways coming up soon.

Winners, make sure to contact me by email with your full address. Thank you!!

So now to this recipe.

I recently bought some peaches and was VERY disappointed that they were tasteless and mealy. Anyone had this issue? I did not have a chance to go to an orchard and pick my own so buying them at the store seemed to suffice. NOT!

I decided to make a quick and healthy dessert by making a spiced peach compote and making shortcakes but with buckwheat flour.

Buckwheat Shortcakes 

Buckwheat flour is not something I bake with often but I thought this would be a great time to use contrasting flavors and make a different version of shortcakes. Buckwheat is high in iron and amino acids and is an herb plant related to rhubarb.

While my recipe for the shortcakes is not gluten-free, I am sure that substituting the wheat flour for Bob's Red Mill gluten-free flour would work well. 

When these shortcakes finished baking, I assembled them and served them. Ryan thought he was eating chocolate shortcakes but I quickly let him know they were not chocolate. They were delicious and after 2 dollops of So Delicious Coconut Ice Cream, it made it a complete dessert! YUM.

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Peaches and Buckwheat Shortcakes

serves 4

Shortcakes:
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
3 Tablespoons vegan sugar
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup So Delicious coconut milk + 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
(makes "buttermilk")

Spiced Peach Compote:
5 peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup brown sugar or agave
1 Tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch powder + 1 Tablespoon water (thickener)

serve with So Delicious Coconut Ice Cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet w/ parchment paper.

For Shortcakes:

In a medium bowl, mix the flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar. Cut the coconut oil into the flour until well mixed.

Prepare the "buttermilk" by mixing the coconut milk with vinegar. Let it stand for several minutes and then add to the flour mixture and combine well.

Divide dough into four shortcakes on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

For Spiced Peach Compote:

In a medium pot, add the peaches, orange juice, spices, and sugar. Cook the peaches for 20-25 minutes on medium heat. Lower the heat and prepare the arrowroot or cornstarch mixture with water. Add the mixture to the peaches and mix well until it thickens. Cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. 

Assembly:

Cut each shortcake in half, place bottom half in a bowl or plate and add 1/2 cup peach compote and cover with top half of shortcake. Add 2 small scoops of So Delicious coconut milk ice cream and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Repeat with the rest of the shortcakes and devour!

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10 comments:

Tina said...

I really like this rustic dessert and the pairing of the buckwheat grain in the shortbread with the spicy peaches does hit the spot. Great post.

Vegiegail said...

Girlfriend, you don't know how many tasteless, mealy peaches and nectarines I've purchased this year. It's so disheartening. When I was a child, it rarely happened that my mom came home with anything other than juicy, sweet peaches.

This recipe looks scrumptious! And how lovely that you not only made it with such luscious-looking peaches, but also my favorite coconut milk beverages and ice cream! I am really looking forward to trying this while I can still find a few good peaches at our local Farmer's Market!

Peggy said...

Oh awesome! Thanks for holding this giveaway Noelle! These shortcakes look so unique and I wish I had them in front of my for dessert right now =)

Caitlin said...

thank you so much, noelle!

Christine's Pantry said...

Congrats to the winner. Great recipe.

Emily Malloy said...

Incroyable!

Simply Life said...

oh wow, what a great idea!

Monet said...

Congratulations to the winner! What a delicious breakfast creation you have here. That fruit filling looks almost as good as I'm sure it tastes! Thank you for tempting my tastebuds and bringing a smile to my face. Blessing as your week begins!

Joanne said...

I know I missed the giveaway but so glad I didn't miss discovery that awesome recipe. It's going on my must try list.

Erica said...

I've been wanting to try buckwheat flour! These look seriously awesome! To be honest, our store peaches have been awesome. But I think its because theyre local peaches. Congrats to the winners

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