Monday, June 3, 2013

Peach Kuchen and Steamed to Death

Today's guest post is part of a recipe blog tour from Cozy Mystery Book Reviews for the author of, Steamed to Death, Peg Cochran. While Steamed to Death includes healthy recipes, our guest recipe today is a little bit of an indulgence, but it sure sounds yummy. 

Peach Kuchen from Peg Cochran

This recipe comes from my sister-in-law, Jane, and is something my husband’s mother made while they were growing up.  It’s his all-time favorite dessert.  If the way to a man’s heart really is through his stomach, this will do it for you!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 Tbs. white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2  15-oz. cans peaches in lite syrup, drained 
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and 2 Tbs. sugar into bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal.  Press the flour/butter mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate. Top with peaches.
Bake for 15 minutes in preheated oven. Whisk together egg yolks, sour cream and heavy cream. Pour over peaches.
Return dish to oven, and bake approximately 30 minutes, until slightly browned on top. 

Here's the description of Peg's book:

Gourmet health food caterer Gigi Fitzgerald is used to helping dieters drop a dress size. But when her clients start dropping dead, she’s ready to switch her chef’s hat for a detective’s cap and track down a killer. . .

Aging soap star Felicity Davenport is looking to revamp her image, and she’s using Gigi’s Gourmet De-Lite to help her shed a few of those unwanted pounds. Having such a high-profile client is definitely good for business, but when Felicity is found murdered in her sauna, things start getting too hot for Gigi to handle.

The list of suspects is a mile long, and Gigi’s best friend, Sienna, is at the top. Refusing to let her friend get blamed for a crime she didn’t commit, Gigi is determined to hunt down the real killer. But, as the case reaches a boiling point, Gigi will have to be careful or she could be the next one getting burned.

Includes delicious and healthy recipes.


  1. This looks terrific, can't wait to try it!

  2. I should have mentioned that you can use fresh peaches in season! when I make this in the winter, I used canned.

  3. Thank you so much for the update Peg! And for the post!

  4. I love themed cozies and hadn't heard of this series yet. As always, I'm glad I read this blog for reading (and cooking) ideas.

  5. And Colorado is known for their peaches, so I'm going to try it using fresh. It's gonna be sooo good!

  6. I am always on the lookout for a good cozy and I haven't read this author yet. I'll give her a try, even though I'm not a peach fan....and I was born in Georgia!

  7. Definitely sounds yummy - I haven'read any of this author either, but I'll certainly give some of these a try (recipes and books!).

  8. This is such a fun series. I highly enjoyed the first one and look forward to this and the rest of the series. The recipes are keepers.

  9. Looking forward to reading this series! =)