The Last of the Peaches
Today, we ate the last of the peaches we picked a couple of weeks ago. There were five left and yesterday, I peeled them, pitted them, cut off some soft spots and simmered them in leftover bourbon sugar syrup that we had left from canning peaches.
I have never had Peach Melba before, but had heard the name, so I was happy to try this FFwD recipe. The raspberry sauce was super easy to make and we already had homemade peach ice cream in the freezer. I also snagged some honey-roasted sliced almonds from Trader Joe’s when I was there this week, which gave a nice crunch to this dessert. It was pretty easy to assemble with everything done ahead of time and it looked pretty in the bowl.
You’ll notice that I did not make the whipped cream. Yes, I was lazy. What can I say? It’s Friday. Anyway, the weather has been slightly cooler here, so I was not prepared for the coldness of the dish, but it was super yummy. Everyone loved it.
Then, I had a brilliant idea. There was a lot of good peachy vanilla/lemon/bourbon syrup left in the bowl where the peaches used to be. I half-filled a glass with ice, poured in enough seltzer water to fill it about three-quarters of the way up, and then topped it off with some of that leftover syrup.
Wow! It was delightful. I have about two cups of syrup left. I bet it would be good with a little extra bourbon for the cocktail hour. Whatever you do, don’t throw away your syrup!