According to Chinese legend, the fruit from the peach orchard of goddess Xia Wangmu ( Queen Mother of the West em>) provide immortality. This garden lay in fairy Kunlun mountains, and the fruit of peach trees bloomed once in a thousand years. On the day of ripening peach goddess Xia Wangmu hosted a great feast, to which all Chinese gods came to enjoy the juicy peaches and the promise of immortality.
This legend has its justification. Peaches in fact are a real vitamin bomb. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, PP, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, boron, potassium, folic acid, calcium, and niacin. Protects against anemia by stimulating red blood cell growth. Regular eating peaches helps detoxify the body.
You should eat peaches together with the skin, but if your body is hypersensitive or you have digestive problems, skin can be easily removed – after blanching.
But that’s not all. Peach face mask smoothes and tones the skin, brightens and soothes sun irritation. You can prepare it easily and all you need to have is… peach. Peel fruit, blend into a smooth paste and apply on face and neck, wash after 20 minutes.
Oh… and do not forget that eating peach before bedtime will help you to fall asleep, and when used regularly can even prevent the recurrence of insomnia.
I had my peaches in shortcrust pastry. Wholemeal, although with white flour were also great. Or spelt flour. I still have some more experimenting with gluten-free flours, but I needed to share this peach cookie cake with you today.
30 oz whole-wheat flour
10 oz of sugar cane
2.5 teaspoons of baking powder
0.5 teaspoons of baking soda
0.5 tsp salt
15 oz of butter
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons of sugar cane
0.5 tablespoons of mixture of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and black pepper
a little buttermilk for brushing dough