“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” - Dita Von Teese
For Food Friday this week, a luscious summer dessert that is easy to prepare if you cheat a little… Use some left-over sponge cake and use canned peaches rather than stewing your own peaches if time is short. Of course if you have ripe peaches on hand, you can always use them uncooked.
- 2 dessertspoons peach schnapps
- 4 dessertspoons of apricot jam
- 4 slices left-over sponge cake
- 1 can peach halves
- 6-7 tablespoons of peach fruit yoghurt
- A handful of freshly roasted almonds, shaved
- Whipped cream flavoured with almond essence and sweetened to taste (optional)
Mix the peach schnapps with the apricot jam and blend until smooth, adding a little syrup from the canned peaches. The consistency should be like that of honey.
Put a slice of the sponge cake in each of the four dessert bowls. Pour an equal amount of the jam mixture over the sponge cake to moisten it.
Drain the peach halves and cut them into quarters. Arrange the peaches over the jam-coated sponge slices. Spoon some peach yoghurt over the dessert, enough to cover the peaches. Sprinkle the chopped almonds over the yoghurt and pipe some stiffly whipped cream (if desired) over the yoghurt. Refrigerate for about 2-3 hours before serving.
This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also part of the Food Trip Friday meme.