Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Peachy keen



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.

15 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your ice cream looks great! I like the red bowl.

Nichi said...

Yum! where did you get that cute bowl!

chocolatechic said...

Cute.

I think I'll stick to my chocolate ice cream

lasinthekitchen said...

Your Honey Peach Ice Cream looks yummy! And I agree with everyone else, the red serving bowl is soo cute!

rainbowbrown said...

Sounds like a wonderful FM bounty. Glad you enjoyed the ice cream.

Clivia said...

I learned a new word - chalazae, those stringy white bits inside the egg white.
Love your photos!

Pamela said...

Never been much of a peach fan, either. But this ice cream and another peach dessert are working towards changing that! Looks wonderful.

Susan @ SGCC said...

Your ice cream looks so luscious! Well done!

The Food Librarian said...

I'm glad you daughter liked it too. I didn't taste the honey flavor either. So pretty though!

Megan said...

I'm getting crazed with jealousy over all the farmers markets.

I really liked the honey flavor, more than I thought I would. It was much more subtle than I imagined.

Kayte said...

Drooling over your ice cream, drooling over your access to all those farmer's markets, drooling over summer at your doorstep. We have had nothing but cool temperatures and rain and I am so ready for summer! Lovely bowl for the ice cream.

Teanna said...

I couldn't taste the honey either, but I still really loved this one! Gorgeous ice cream!

Madam Chow said...

Your description of those peaches made my mouth water!

TeaLady said...

Love the little red bowl. Lucky you to find nice ripe peaches. The ice cream looks lovely.

Tracey said...

I love your little red bowl! I wish I could have found some gorgeous peaches at the farmer's market, but they're not in season here yet.