I had thought about using lots of stoned fruits, as Karen had, but decided just to use peaches.
I skinned them (immersing them in boiling water for a minute, then blanching in iced water, which removed the skins). I then sliced the peaches.
I put them in a large pot, covered them with water, and two tablespoons of (local) honey, as well as a vanilla pod, which I had split to add the seeds for real flavour.
I poached the sliced peaches for about 10 minutes, then left them in the cooling water for a further 10 minutes.
Delicious with ice cream, and for breakfast the following morning, with the addition of lavender.
I am entering these poached peaches into Nazima (Working London Mummy) and Laura (how to cook good food)'s monthly challenge: The August Monthly One Ingredient Challenge - Peaches.
Do check their blogs for past monthly challenges and to see all the superb dishes submitted this month.
|A super breakfast, particularly with a yoghurt|
|Peaches, vanilla and honey, what more could you ask for?|
|Peaches in boiling water|
|Then in iced water|
|The skins split easily and are quick to remove|
|I kept the peaches in cold water , to prevent discolouring|
|Adding honey and vanilla pods to the post|
|And then the peaches|
|I drained them, and just covered with the honey, vanilla|
|They were wonderful with local Breton ice cream|
and langue de chats
|Simple, and delicious|