The recipe for this week for French Fridays with Dorie from Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table cookbook, is Peach Melba, found on page 477-478. The recipe is also Here as Dorie herself linked to it on her site.
Ingredient list: peaches, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla bean,Chambord (or Creme de Cassis or Creme de Framboise), lemon juice, raspberries, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and toasted almonds (optional, I didn't want to use these as quite frankly, I just didn't want this dessert to crunch).
This is more than just peaches tossed in a pretty glass with some ice cream, raspberries, and whipped cream. (Although you could do that and be a happy camper as well.) One has to poach, peel, and again poach the peaches, make a syrup for them to rest in, make a raspberry sauce, strain it, add a little of the peach syrup, cool everything down in the frig, and then assemble it.
I highly recommend going this route...the taste is truly wonderful, tossing peaches, raspberries, ice cream, and whipped cream in a pretty glass just can't compare. At all. Time well spent. Of course this cannot in good conscience be a daily or weekly thing, but during peach season, I think one can make a case for at least once, maybe twice. Delicious. Definitely a treat for fresh peach season!
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