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FFwD: Peach Melba

Peach Melba

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie was Peach Melba, which I didn’t really know what it was before I made it. Does it involve toast? No. Not at all. It’s infused, poached peaches, ice cream (or in my case Greek vanilla frozen yogurt), almonds, raspberry sauce and fruity French liqueur. Bring it on, I say.

The only bad thing is that I waited until the last possible minute to make this so I didn’t get around to taking pictures until around 8:30 PM, so my lighting is pretty bad. Bummer.

1. Like I mentioned above, I opted for frozen yogurt to lighten it up a bit.
2. The liqueur I had was Creme de Cassis, so that’s what I used.
3. Oh! In lieu of lemon verbana leaves, I put about a 1/2 teaspoon of lemongrass paste in the poaching liquid. I’m not sure if it made a difference, but it sounded fun.
4. Before I put my peaches in the boiling water, I put a little “x” on each one, to make the skin easier to remove. I’m surprised Dorie didn’t say to do that in the directions…that’s how I always thought you were supposed to do it to make the peaches easier to peel.
5. There were a lot of steps to this but the end result was pretty good!

Okay, photos and a link to everyone’s posts.

Peach Melba
Counting to 20.

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My “X” for easy peeling.

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The poaching accoutrements, along with the peeled peaches.

Peach Melba
Poaching with the water, sugar, vanilla bean and lemongrass paste.

Peach Melba
Creme de Cassis…black currant liqueur.

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Cooling down in the poaching liquid.

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The raspberry sauce.

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Finally! It’s Peach Melba.

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