Now that we are in the middle of August, we are well and truly in peach season. You’ll notice on entering any fruit and vegetable aisle of the supermarket, peaches and nectarines are in abundance. Just having arrived back in London we stopped off at our local store and this fact was validated as we spotted the ubiquitous “buy one, get one free offer”. In essence you could end up with 16 peaches! What am I going to do with 16 peaches? If you are very disciplined about eating fruit, then you may have no problem eating all of these before their shelf life expires but I think if I were to eat them just as regular fruit, the appeal would soon wear off. What do you think?
If I have a plentiful supply of peaches, then yes, I may consume some of them as a healthy snack, or as part of a fruit salad for breakfast, but I also want to include them as a dessert. I made this dish in Hong Kong where Japanese white peaches are widely available. I really love the look of the white peach ; a white flesh, almost apple-like in appearance with a rose pink centre. I found that these peaches have a more subtle taste to them compared to the more intensely flavoured orange flesh ones commonly found in British supermarkets (often sourced in Spain).
This dessert is very simple and you must know by now – I love simple creations . The recipe has been slightly adapted from the BBC Good Food website. In no time at all you can make a sweet treat or dessert with the peaches or nectarines you have left over in the fruit basket.
An additional plus of this dish, aside from the taste, is the vanilla aroma emanating from the kitchen and filling your home with sweet, warm notes. I recall seeing a property show that stated you can enhance the appeal of your house by heating up some vanilla before prospective buyers come round to view the property. Not a bad tip, I can understand why!
There is something very comforting about eating warm fruit too, isn’t there? Enough to give you an “ahhhhh” moment!
Although I used white peaches, regular peaches and nectarines would work equally well with this recipe. This is what you will need:
There is a beautiful selection of entries already including Nazima’s post of Nectarine, Orange Flower and Almond Filo Tart. The description itself is simply mouthwatering isn’t it? Have a look and be inspired!
What is your favourite way of eating peaches ? Do let me know in the comments below!
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