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Baltimore Peach Cake

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This subtly sweet yeasted cake topped with fresh peaches is a Baltimore staple. Martha made this recipe on episode 702 of Martha Bakes.

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  • MS12029307
    21 JUL, 2018
    Ok, well the first thing I would say is that you need a large stand mixer with a dough hook. I warmed my milk to body temperature to activate the yeast a little better. I cut the butter up in very small cubes to incorporated it a little better. I would say to bake this in a metal pan, not a stoneware one like I did. I should have known better....this cake should be more on the doughy side. Aim for 40 minutes baking time. Brush with red current or raspberry jelly (no seeds). This is the traditional way that I have seen the cakes at the markets here in Baltimore. This dough will not be like bread and by the looks of the comments, that is what seems to be expected. This is a pastry bread...my thought would be a take on a German pasty dough as many use yeast. You DO need to grease both the bowl that it rises in and the pan as well. When you spread the dough out, you need to grease your hands with cooking spray or butter. I made the mistake of the pan....however it tastes fine and I would make again.....totally a success!
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  • Scharee9
    10 JUN, 2018
    I have lived in baltimore and Baltimore Co for 52 years my entire life and i have never heard of this cake and by the look of it i would never eat i
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    • MS12029307
      21 JUL, 2018
      I'm 56 and have lived in Maryland all but three years of my life when I lived in Europe. Baltimore Peach Cake does really exist.....you usually find it slabs in the neighborhood Baltimore markets or small local markets such Lauers or Eddies. It's sold much like you would schmierkase, also adopted by Baltimore, in a slab. It's quite delicious and if you haven't had it, you really don't know what you are missing! :)
    • magotti1431ver
      5 JUL, 2018
      I have lived in Baltimore my whole life as well and there is such a thing as Baltmore Peach Cake made by all the older bakeries, most of which are no longer around. Hoehn’s on Conklin St still makes it
  • fred4128402
    21 JUN, 2018
    It did not work. Dough did not come together and I tried three times. Sought input on comment page. Nothing came back.
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  • mindyspiegel
    2 OCT, 2017
    I followed the instructions and it came out perfectly.
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  • freddie5hole
    12 AUG, 2017
    I tried this THREE times....after adding the liquid yeast/milk-sugar/egg mixture to the bowl fitted with the dough hook the hook took a long time to collect all of the dry ingredients off the bottom of the bowl and then after another 2 minutes or so the dough separated into what was on the hook and a small ball of dough that rolled aroun the bowl as the hook made its way around. When I added the butter it just smeared on the outside of the dough and it never came together. Just a wet greasy blob of a mess. THREE times. Something amiss with this. Help???
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  • MS10356854
    24 JUL, 2017
    Where can I watch episode 702 Baltimore Peach cake?
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    • holidaybakerman
      25 JUL, 2017
      PBS says you can view it on line. I have not been able to find it on their free site... maybe their pay one?

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