The Peach Truck…Summer Obsession!

How painful to only enjoy good peaches from June to July. Everyone knows a good ripe, juicy peach is often hard to find with local commercial chains peddling the unripened, often mealy ones. Most civilians aren’t aware that leaving them in a paper bag for a couple of days is the remedy.

The Peach Truck typically takes this process out of the equation by bringing you the best peaches from his aunt & uncle’s very own peach farm in Fort Valley, Goergia. The farm is located southwest of Macon on 1500 acres of supple peaches awaiting Nashville local chefs and foodies alike to whip up salivating culinary creations.

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I spoke with Steven Rose briefly, the man behind the tweets and pickup truck instagram shots. He says briefly after he and his wife married and began their lives in Nashville. He had somewhat of a hard time finding peaches to his satisfaction. He shared this hardship with his aunt and uncle who inspired him to bring the edible candy up the interstate to you and me.

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We ran into Annie Downs. Check out the awesome christian author @ http://annieblogs.com/

You can find these incredibly delicious peaches outside of denim clothiers imogene & willie’s in the 12 South Neighborhood. As well as the Nashville Farmer’s Market located off Rosa Parks Blvd. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook to find out how you can your hands on these summer obsessions. But sorry, you’ll have to wait till next summer because peach season’s over. Unless you know something we don’t.

Peach Recipe. Here’s a simple but delicious Peach Cobbler with a White Chocolate Sauce you can make with your bag of peaches.

5 peaches (pealed,opt.)
1 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 T. granulated sugar

Topping

1/2 c. AP flour
1 T. brown sugar
1/4 c. granulated sugar
smidge of kosher salt
3 T. room temp. unsalted butter
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

White Chocolate Sauce

2 oz. White Chocolate discs or shaved bark
1 T. vegetable oil

1.  Preheat oven for 350 degrees. Cut your peaches into bite size pieces. Toss in lemon juice and sugar. Set aside

2. Add first 4 dry ingredients for topping, set aside. Using a hand held blender, blend together your butter, egg, and vanilla. Add your dry ingredients a little at a time until all combined.

3. You can opt to use two 12 oz. ramekins or a 1.5 qt baking dish. Place sugared peaches in the bottom of ramekins or dish. I like to add a couple of dollops of butter in at the last minute. Completely optional, about a T. Spoon your batter over the top of the mixture. Don’t worry about covering it evenly. It will spread. Bake for 40 min. or until top of cobbler is lightly browned around the edges and peaches are bubbling around the sides.

4. Put the the white chocolate & oil into a microwave safe dish. Temper in 20 sec. intervals using a spoon to stir the mixture in between the intervals until completely melted. Top off your cobbler and Enjoy!