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Fresh fruit season is my favourite season. I love the farmer’s market with its crates of locally grown and colourful fruit. Taking that first bite into a juicy, sweet gem is a simple and unbeatable luxury.
Peaches were filling the aisles this week and I’m loading up my basket with them. However, they’re such a tender fruit, and I’ve bruised my fair share. Filling up my basket usually means carefully propping them to one side and ensuring all other groceries steer clear. All the care and precautions are well worth it for the enjoyment I’ll get later.
For this recipe, I had initially wanted to make a peach cobbler, but began getting side tracked thinking about buttermilk biscuits, and couldn’t resist trying something more biscuit than cobble. Oh my goodness, am I glad I did. These are honestly the best biscuits I have EVER had. I got the inspiration from Alton Brown, but added some sugar to make them better for desert.
Because peaches, and peaches and biscuits, are especially Southern, I picked out a couple of Georgian artists, both from Athens. The first is Thayer Sarrano, who’s a talented artist both musically and visually. She didn’t grow up in Athens. She’s from a small town, where I hope she enjoyed many Georgia peaches, but I don’t know. Check out her song, “Jump In the Water”.
The other song holds a special significance for me. On the very first mp3 player I was given there were two songs, and this track, “My Sweet Annette” by the Drive-By Truckers was one of them. Maybe it’s because of this early exposure to the band that I’ve always especially enjoyed their style of folk-rock. As an added bonus for today, I think it goes great with peaches.
Now onto the recipe!
Peachy Keen Peaches and Biscuits
Makes about a dozen full desert servings, good for a 3 dozen person potluck.