Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Craft in June

Summit: nearly halfway, but the next ball of yarn has much more contrast between the different colours in it.

Concentric Oblongs: some, but not very much at all.

Words: many words carefully crafted together to form ideas that sound smooth and comfortable, but definitely do not stab like a stiletto into the heart of the enemy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hot peach slices

At a family restaurent on Milton Keynes a while ago, I had a delicious dessert of what might best be called "fried fruit".

Yesterday, looking at the rather ripe peaches we had, I wondered about re-creating it. "There must be a recipe on google" I thought, but google didn't really seem to help. The nearest was a recipe on a site which included "gingered chicken", but that recipe had no ginger in the list of ingredients, or in the cooking instructions. Maybe they meant "gingered chickened surprise" where the surprise was that there was no ginger.

However, as it was the best I could find, I had to use it.

1) Cut fresh peaches into slices.
2) Melt some butter in a frying pan. (I used about an ounce, which was too much).
3) Add peach slices.
4) After a minute, sprinkle with soft brown sugar. Then sprinkle on some more (or not).
5) When you think it must be done by now, serve with creme fraiche.

And that was it, and it was very, very nice.

Left in the pan is a delicious looking combination of brown sugar, butter and peach juice: it looks like the butterscotch sauce my aunt used to make for ice cream.