A couple of weeks ago my mother and sister-in-law came to visit from out of town. My sis-in-law loves to bake just like I do, so we made sure to complete a yummy baking project while she was in town. With peaches at their peak and lavender bushes bursting right now, she suggested this lavender scented peach upside-down cake. I love the floral fragrance lavender lends to foods, others like my husband, say it tastes like soap or plants. If you're like my hubby, just omit the lavender. We served this with vanilla ice cream and it was the perfect summer dessert. The coarser texture and nuttyness from the cornmeal complimented the sweet peaches nicely. It was rustic and elegant, my favorite style.
Peach and Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake