Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesdays with Dorie: Honeyless Peach Icecream
Cold weather has never stopped me eating icecream but this week it almost stopped me making it! We've had a bit of a cold snap here and it's been casseroles, braises and puddings all round.
Tommi from Brown Interior chose Dorie's Honey Peach Icecream this week. This is the icecream picture in the book that made me want to lick the page when I saw it. So you can imagine I had high expections. I decided to leave the honey out because I hadn't gotten around to buying something a bit more interesting than good ole capilano.
The first issue was that being winter here stone fruit is definitely not in season. A few people suggested frozen peaches but I've never actually seen those so went the canned option instead. I drained them well but was still worried there would be excess liquid.
The second issue was that my custard reached temperature too quickly (stupid 30 year old electric cooktop). It thickened but didn't look like a normal custard. I left it overnight in the fridge after stirring through my pureed peaches.
Thirdly when I took it out the next day it looked like baby vomit. Seriously. All curdled and with little lumps. Ewww. It also smelt very eggy.
The taste test ...
Hmmm where has all the peach gone? I really could barely taste it. Apart from the colour I would have real trouble picking the flavour. It also left a horrible fatty coating on my the spoon, my mouth, the bowl. Damn. I was really disappointed by this one. Fruity icecreams (and desserts in general) are my favourite so I was really hoping this would be a winner! I definitely think fresh, beautifully ripened peaches would boost the flavour and the idea of steeping the peels and the stones could work too.
On a happier note I've already made next weeks pick and it was FANTASTIC.
To check out Tommi's version visit her blog or see the TWD blogroll to hopefully find some better icecreams than mine.