How to Peel Peaches
Place whole peaches in boiling water; let stand 30 sec. Remove peaches from water with slotted spoon; immediately place in bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
Remove peaches from the water, then peel with a paring knife.
How to Measure Dry Ingredients Precisely
To get exact level cup measures of dry ingredients, such as sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cup, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife or metal spatula.
How to Crush Berries
Place washed and picked-over berries in a shallow bowl, then crush with a potato masher or pastry blender until desired consistency.