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Farm to Table: Cardamom Peach Buckle

Cardamom Peach buckle

These are indeed the last of the stone fruits.... I woe to write this post as it seems like decided full stop. But, as summer is fleeting past quicker than its onset, I realised I need to post these before the stone fruits are gone completely!

As the Fall fruits began coming in, I started savoring the peaches and plums that I was previously devouring with careless abandon. And, pampered as I was, by the knowledge of another basket the next week, little did I think of the time that would stop. It has... now...

Peach buckle Slice

Fortunately, my attention is now being swayed by the gorgeous pears and the variety of them. LOL. I know, very short attention span. Still, summer was great and perhaps we still have a few weeks of it left here in the North East. One never knows, New York weather is the absolute see saw!

Yesterday, we walked in the rain, in the park. It was empty. The wind was slight, the drizzle like Seattle, the smell of rain cleaning our sinuses and perfect contentment coursing through us. It was 17C and I couldn't be happier than when snuggled next to Mr. FSK with a cup of chai and a slice of warm plum tart... :) That was the weekend.. Sighh...

Plum Galette

Anyway, here is the recipe for the peach buckle, I promised. I adapted it from Martha Stewart. As an Indian, cardamom is a favored spice in sweet dishes and in this cake, the pairing with the peaches comes as an awakening! And, as an added bonus the cardamom spirits into the entire house making it divinely inviting!

Btw, in case, you didn't know, Cardamom is an aphrodisiac ;-))

For more ideas on cooking fresh, seasonal produce, please click on the "Farm to Table Series" tab above.


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As a serious baker, I realised sometime back that I needed to weigh rather than cup ingredients. It's still a slow transition and a work in progress but am being much aided in the process by this awesome weighing scale from Eatsmart. I purchased it from Amazon before I signed on to OpenSky. But the good thing is that it's the same price and I am unbiased in it's review ;-) .

Cardamom Peach Buckle

4 T unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 tsp cardamom seeds, crushed
2/3 cup + 1 T sifted flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 ripe peaches, pealed, cubed
almonds to sprinkle on top (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 8-inch cast-iron skillet. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat to combine.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cardamom and salt. Add the dry mixture to the wet in three parts and beat just until well mixed. Fold in peaches.

Spread batter in prepared skillet. Sprinkle almonds on top and bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and topping is golden, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes before serving.

Peach buckle Slice 1


  1. Serious? Cardamon is an aphrodisiac? Gotta start using it more often! I love this peach buckle! It is so similar to the plum cake on my blog but more likely sweeter. I must must must try it! The peaches have been sweeter this year than the past several and I've been trying all kinds of recipes with them. Beautiful!

  2. Cardamom is one of my favorite spices, sounds wonderful as an addition to this delicious peach buckle!

  3. I just made a cardamom cake this weekend, and was musing over how innocent and comforting the scent of cardamom is. This looks like a smart addition to peaches, i would have never thought of that....thanks for sharing...

  4. I've seen so many recipes using cardamon lately yet don't think I have any in my spice cabinet. That needs to change; this look beautiful and I want ii!

  5. I was traumatized yesterday when I went to the farm and the nectarines were gone. Pears and apples. I'm not ready. How lucky you are to still have peaches! The dessert looks great. I may have to go straight to the orchard to find some stone fruits to make this!

  6. Enjoyed goin thru ur wonderful blog ...Wonderful recipes n photography too !!!

    - Smita

  7. We still have peaches from our neighbor. I can't wait to make this!

  8. I ADORE cardamom and plum - so comforting and invigorating - YUM!

  9. I love the smell of cardamom. I'll have to make a cardamom cake soon and find out whether hub or little one will eat it. LOL! They are quite fussy eaters.

  10. Love cardamom in dessert. This is a fabulous recipe. Thanks for sharing. Great photos!

  11. Love first pic. The contrast between the cast iron pan and the peach buckle is pretty.

  12. I did not know that about cardamon. Good to know :D

  13. I'm going to miss peaches as well! What a great way to feature them!

  14. I adore cardamom be it in sweet or savory. Add that to peach and I'm all yours girl :)

  15. I love this combination of cardamom and peach! It looks so moist and delicious!

  16. I never knew Cardamom is an aphrodisiac. I'll have to use it more often! Your buckle sounds easy and delicious!

  17. Yum! This looks so delicious, and I love cardamom:)

  18. Beautiful baked goodie zy, Asha! Wonderful texture and the flavors of cardamom adds to the zing in it.
    Nice to be here.

  19. I didn't know you were Open Sky too. I have been there more than a year. Good Luck with it. They are a great group of people. GREG

  20. wow this looks amazing lovely blog Rebecca

  21. this looks so delicious!

    have a nice time!


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