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.

12 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm glad you liked it. I don't care for peaches either, so I ended up substituting plums. Yuk. it was terribly bitter. It came out looking beautiful, but I tossed it all down the sink. :-P my fruit must not have been that good. SIGH Oh well, onward to next week! LOL

Leslie said...

Cherries are my favorite, too! Your ice cream looks delicious, and you were wise to puree all of the fruit. Sometimes mistakes are serendipitous!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Tammy, I agree - those chunky bits didn't sound too good, so I was happy with having it all pureed. Your icecream looks dleicious. I love cherries too, although they are hideously expensive here most of the time.

jillbert said...

Your ice cream looks delicious. How great that you liked it even though you aren't a big fan of peaches!

Jules Someone said...

My custard is made and waiting for the ice cream maker. Glad that yours worked out, even with canned peaches!

Hornedfroggy said...

Glad you liked it! I'm about to make my DB challenge in the next few days - good to hear that yours came out well! :)

What's for Supper? said...

Yours looks great. I am making mine tomorrow!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad you liked the ice cream even though you don't like stone fruit. It looks wonderful!

Teanna said...

I am glad you liked it and your dislike for stone fruits didn't stop you from making it! Itt looks so delicious!

Teanna said...

I am glad you liked it and your dislike for stone fruits didn't stop you from making it! Itt looks so delicious!

lasinthekitchen said...

Your Honey Peach Ice Cream looks great, nice and creamy! I think it's so fun to have bakers from all over the world get together each week! Now I know it's not summer in New Zealand! =)

♥Rosie♥ said...

Your ice cream looks delicious Tammy.