Thursday, August 13, 2009

poached peaches

poached peaches, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.

Poached peaches is a great way to use fruit you have now to enjoy later. I like to poach in a bath of champagne sweetened and spiced with vanilla, lemon, cinnamon and ginger but this time I used Julia's recipe:
6 cups water
2 1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs vanilla extract or a vanilla bean
10 firm, ripe, unblemished fresh peaches
Simmer the water, sugar, and vanilla extract or bean in a saucepan and stir until sugar has dissolved
Add the unpeeled peaches to the simmering syrup. Bring again to a simmer, then maintain at just below the simmer for 8 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let peaches cool in syrup for 20 minutes. (Syrup may be used again for poaching other fruits.) Drain peaches on a rack; peel while still warm, and allow to cool.


Marjorie said...

Great painting. I am glad you girls look like you mean business when you head out in the morning I love the shoes. I am guessing they are Nike, my favorite athletic shoes.

Denise Whitney said...

You are right! Nike.....yellow supporting Lance Armstrong's Livestrong. I have about worn them out. I need a new pair.

Melly Testa said...

Have you seen this?
I love Evan Kleiman, and well, A Pie a Day fits your food explorations right now.