Thursday, 6 March 2008

No Instructions Needed

I managed yesterday to buy the most beautiful peaches. They are soft and juicy and need nothing added, but of course I did...

This is so simple that I am not going to call it a recipe, just an idea for pure pleasure.

Simple Poaching Peaches (and pears)

2 parts water
1 part sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
a large hand full of fresh lemon thyme

Put everything in a large pot (depending on how many fruit you poach).
Boil the syrup until it starts to thicken and the flavours infuse.
Place the fruit in the liquid and poach until fruit is just soft.
Turn off the heat and then remove the fruit and cool the fruit in the fridge.

To serve place a pool of the syrup at the bottom and let the fruit float on top.

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and in reach of every hand.

6 comments:

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

You see, you just had to keep on trying. This is a superb looking desert.Well done, you're back...

Rose&Thorn said...

It was great to serve something that looked exactly as I had planned it would, no last minute surprises!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Mmm, that sounds delightful and a nice change from heavy desserts (my speciality).

Rose&Thorn said...

With fall just around the corner, I am definitely warming up to making some "meat-on-your-bones" desserts"!

Jackie said...

Sounds wonderful, must give it a try when I next find some decent peaches.

Jeanne said...

Mmm, poached fruit is soooo simple but so good! Lovely pic too.

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