Monday, 28 September 2009

Peach Melba Without the ice cream



Certain part of our bookshelf is just overflowing with cooking books, if you look in the right side under my bed you will see cooking book there ( which i read before i go for sleep)

then in the living on one side of the sofa ( i try to hide as so the guest who comes home dodn't see how messey it is on that side of the sofa) there is a lot of magazines, books, etc.... piled up.
In the toilet there is books , you clearly see which is mine.

Mine will be magazines with delcious cooking recipes, hubby's will be heavey books which i open up and close in seconds as i tell it is a bit too hard for my little brain to digest :-)
and daughter 's depends on what she has to read for school.

With all these cooking books and magazines, I still bookmark delicous recipes I see on the net.

And on one ocassion saw this super easy and beautiful looking dessert in My Cooking hut , which I fell in love in seconds. She calls it Peach Melba as she has used ice cream to serve, I didn't do it as when I made didn't have ice cream at home.

I am not surprised I feel in love with seconds with this recipe, if you see her pictures, in her blog you will also fall in love with all her recipes like me.

Serves 4
Ingredients:
White sugar, 275g ( I added less sugar)
Water, 1.5 litres ( I used less water)
Lemon zest, a few pieces
Vanilla pod (split lengthwise), 1
Peaches, 4
Vanilla ice cream, 4 scoops ( Ididn't used it as i didn't have them, next time i will make sure i have ice cream)
Few pistachios for decoration

Method:
1. Put the sugar, lemon zest and vanilla pod into a pot with 1.5 litres of water and bring to the boil.
2. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the peaches. Cover with a piece of baking paper and place a plate on top, this will act as a weight and stop the peaches from rising to the surface. Gently simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Using a slotted spoon, remove the peaches and gently peel off the skin by running them under cold water. Set aside.
4. Place about 240ml of poaching liquid, some extra sugar and the peach skins into a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced by half.
5. To serve, place a peach and a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle with syrup and sprinkle with some chopped pistachios.

46 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

wow looks so delicious...Never heard or seen this dish before...would love to try this one....lovely pic too....

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

What a beautiful dish!!

Priya said...

Gorgeous peach melba, had it long back..feel like having rite now..

Prathibha said...

Thats a great dessert to hv with Ice cream right?
looks yummy

NĂºria said...

The pictures make me droll!!! How beautiful and delicious :D

You seemed to be describing my house, dear ;D

Parita said...

just jumped from twitter to here..that looks amazing HC

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks too good,juicy!

sra said...

You are talking about books or cookbooks in the loo - er ... ?
I love Peach Melba, what I know as the classic version. Of course, how classic it is in India is anyone's guess, I never explored.

Happy cook said...

Parthiba if I had ice cream i would certanly serve it with this.

Nuria hi hi i am glad you are also like that.

Sra, if you come here you will see in the loo a small can stand in the corner with books piling up.

5 Star Foodie said...

I've always wanted to make a peach melba - looks excellent, love the pistachios on top!

Vrinda said...

Something new to me with peach...looks delicious...

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

That looks delicious! I am always proud when I make a recipe that I have either bookmarked OR found in a magazine.

Gloria said...

heyy! Happy cook hat delicious look this!! absolutely nice!! I love this! gloria

Rina said...

Looks so yum..happy..

Sunshinemom said...

Gorgeous! Isn't this one rare vegan recipe in your blog:). I love it:D

Sangeetha Subhash said...

WOW looks gorgeous!!! Never heard before its new to me...Wann to give a try..

Miri said...

Hmmm - have always eyed this recipe, but never got around to trying it! You have obviously mastered it!

Irene said...

This looks so beautiful! Peach Melba is one of my favorite desserts, I'm just waiting for an occasion to make a cake with the same flavors! I fell in love with it when I saw it on the Martha Stewart show, she served the peaches on a bed of pureed raspberries.

Cham said...

Wouldn't be such an elegant dessert! I would love with icecream :)

Elra said...

Delicious and simple, couldn't ask for more!

mycookinghut said...

Hi!
I am glad that you love Peach Melba.. I love it too!!

chakhlere said...

Wow. Looks yummy and delicious!!

Soma said...

LOL at your opening & closing your hubby's books .. I am still laughing, i don't know why:-D

The peaches look great even without ice cream & I think i would like them without the cream. haven't done this for the longest time.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so delicious, would love to have it with ice cream. So send it over.

Ivy said...

Mmmm, sounds delicious. I think they would be great with yoghurt as well.

Sireesha said...

Happy Dussehra to you and your Family.
What a divine dish:)

Avisha said...

What a wonderful dish.Looks yummy!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks lovely... what nice clicks!

Superchef said...

when i saw the title, i thought " why no icecream??!!!" but hell yeah, after seeing the peach melba its a whole bowl of yumminess just by itself!!

s said...

gorgeous...

Varunavi said...

Happy dusshera.You are most welcome dear,drop in any time will serve u all the delicious dishes of ur choice.

Did u ate that ice cream,i would not have eaten it,cause i wont be able to admire it if i had eaten it :)

Chitra said...

wowow, wat a color.awesome click !!

Shri said...

Looks divine!

Srivalli said...

F, that's really looks great..you do make the most exotic desserts!

FYI, http://cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com/2009/09/update-on-plagiarism.html

Bong Mom said...

I will take your side of the bed :)

lissie said...

the picture reminds me of gulab jamun :) so tempting...! it will indeed be heavenly even without icecream!!!

Cakelaw said...

I do the same Happy Cook - I have oodles of magazines and cookbooks, but still find things in the newspaper or on the Net that I want to bake as well. This is a lovely dessert, and healthy!

Cynthia said...

I love you for serving this without ice cream.

Ramya Kiran said...

I've never used peach in any of my dishes. I should try this out. Looks great!

Shwetha said...

What a beautiful picture. How luscious those peaches look :) wow

Maya said...

I was just drooling after seeing it in TV yest and here you have it again!

Juliana said...

Wow, looks so yummie that sure I can skip the ice cream :-)

Dibs said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Madhuram said...

We food bloggers surely become maniacs when it comes to collecting recipes. The same story in my place too. I go to the library and get more books and take copies. My husband keeps telling that the collection I already have is enough to cook for my lifetime and why I copy more.

I have never tried making peach melba at home. I think I don't even remember tasting it too. Saw the original photos and sure they look very gorgeous.

Roma said...

Hmm...this looks appetizing!

Aparna said...

I kinda like your ice-creamless peach melba. Looks beuatiful with the pistachios.

Btw, you read in the loo? :D