Tuesday, June 16, 2009
With summer on the doorstep, it was only fitting that this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection featured luscious peaches. Honey Peach Ice Cream was a most appropriate recipe, chosen by Tommi of Brown Interior.
Blessed with an abundance of farmers markets in my area, I took myself over to the Wednesday morning market last week, in search of peaches and berries. It was a successful excursion. I ended up with 2 pounds of fresh, ripe peaches, that had the most wonderful fragrance.
I made the creme anglaise base in my usual fashion (all at once), then strained the cooked mixture to eliminate the bits of chalazae. After adding the pureed peach-honey mixture, I let it chill all day.
While the ice cream was churning, I finely chopped the remaining peaches (except for one half), then added them to the nearly finished ice cream.
My daughter, who apparently doesn't like peaches (crazy), did allow as how, for a peach dish, it was pretty tasty.
Well, that's more peach ice cream for me, then. The flavor of the honey was barely there, but that would probably vary with the kind of honey used, since some are stronger than others. I suspect the peaches, being as flavorful as they were, would outshine any other ingredient.
Stop by the other TWD blogs to read about their ice cream adventures.