“Chique” Recipe: Peaches & Honey
It is not so much a recipe as it is just our favorite way of eating delicious ripe peaches this time of year. My mom always made us peaches & honey growing up, so it is up to me to keep the family tradition going, right? Well, in this case it is an easy one to maintain, because it is a simple way to enjoy farm fresh fruit. Don’t get me wrong, we still love a good peach right off the pit, but my boys can’t get enough of this sweet breakfast treat!
I usually, try to buy the fruit from the farmer’s market, but surprisingly enough last week Trader Joe’s had the best peaches. They were well priced and ripe! Turns out they tasted divine as well. There is nothing more disappointing than a mealy peach, right?
Have you ever blanched a fruit before? Don’t worry if you haven’t, it is quite simple. There is something so beautiful about the colors of the peach once you take off the skin! Each one being more spectacular than the next. Step by step instructions after the pics, but I hope you try this tasty “Chique” treat.
Peaches & Honey Recipe
5 ripe peaches
1 tablespoon honey
Mint garnish optional
Boil a pot of water. Gently place peaches in the boiling water for about 60 seconds. Prepare a large bowl of cold water with ice. Gently remove the peaches from the hot water with a slotted spoon and dip them in the ice bath. Allow the peaches to cool for a few minutes. Slice the peach with a sharp knife and the skin should just peel back easily after being blanched. Beware that some peaches are mealy and you won’t know it until you get to this stage. Some just don’t peel and it is so sad, but there is no way to really tell if the peaches are bad beforehand. Slice in small even pieces then squeeze the juice of a lemon over the bowl. The citrus is a nice compliment to the honey, but it will also help them from not turning brown. Drizzle on the honey, stir and garnish with a sprig of mint if you have it, but this is optional as the peaches are amazing on their own! I love to serve in a glass bowl to showcase the gorgeous color of the fruit. Enjoy!