Tuesday, June 16, 2009
TWD - Honey Peach Ice-Cream
This week’s TWD recipe is honey peach ice-cream and was chosen by Tommi of Brown Interior. It’s the middle of winter here, so ice-cream isn’t the first thing I would think of making on a winter’s afternoon, but it was actually the perfect accompaniment to the Daring bakers’ challenge this month (which I cant reveal yet of course but if you are a daring baker you will know what I mean). We had friends over for dinner on Saturday night and I made both – very delicious.
Peaches obviously aren’t in season here either, so I used canned. You were meant to poach the fresh peaches in honey to soften them. Because mine were already cooked, I drained them, warmed the honey and pureed the peaches and honey together. After doing this I read that you were meant to reserve some of the peaches to stir through the ice-cream just before it was ready. Oops. But in hindsight, I’m not sure that chunks of frozen peach would have been all that appealing.
To be honest, I am actually one of those freaky people who doesn’t really like stone fruit. In fact, I am not a big fruit eater at all. The only stone fruit I like are cherries (which I adore) and plums. I don’t like peaches, nectarines, apricots etc. But, I did like this ice-cream. I used quite a mild honey so that flavour wasn’t all that dominant. Because the peaches were pureed, the flavour wasn’t too strong. I would definitely make this ice-cream again and it is good to know that you can used canned fruit when the fresh stuff isn’t in season.
See how the other TWDers did here.