We have had a lot of house guests lately. It’s funny, no one wanted to visit us when we lived in California or DC, but we moved to the Cape and all of a sudden everyone wants to visit. We love it, I’m not complaining. I’ve gotten really good at casual late morning brunches. I’m not a morning person, and not much of a breakfast eater either. I like to have things that people can serve themselves when they want to eat it. This cake has become a staple of this kind of breakfast. I’ve made it with no fruit, and I’ve also used blueberries, raspberries, and apples. This peach version is a wonderful vehicle for the ripe peaches that are in the markets right now. I added some warm spices to the crumb that go so well with peaches. Another perk to this recipe – no mixer needed. You make this one using nothing more than a wooden spoon and a pastry cutter.
Add a cup of coffee and you have just about the best way to start your day.