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September 9, 2008

Poached Lavender Peach - Culinarty Roundup

For dessert today I decided to combine white chocolate and lavender. As first I wanted to make white chocolate-lavender ice cream, but than I had another idea: in sherry-lavender syrup poached peach with white chocolate sorbet and caramelised pecans. I reduced the sherry-lavender mixture together with some apricot preserve to have a sauce. Mmm a light and delicious dessert! I submit this dessert to the Culinarty Roundup a monthly event created by Lore!


Ingredients:
500 ml water
100 g white chocolate
90 g sugar

pecans
sugar
1 peach
100 ml sherry
3 tablespoon lavender syrup
2 tablespoon apricot jam



Bring water and sugar to boil, add chopped white chocolate and cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring constantly. Set aside and let it cool, after let the ice cream machine do the job. Peel and half peach. Bring sherry with lavender syrup to boil and let peach stew in it for 5-10 minutes. Reduce sherry mixture with apricot jam until you get a thick sauce. Melt sugar, add chopped pecans and cover with caramel, let it cool a baking sheet.

5 comments:

Dhanggit said...

OMG, only the title makes me drool and your photos make me gain weight already :-) this is delicious! I have never tried poaching peaches with lavender but that must be awesome!

Phil said...

Lavender is such a great herb to use & I experimanted a little with it over the sunmmer. This looks simply great!

Lore said...

Wow, this must be the ultimate sweet tooth treat. Just like Dhanggit I've never tried combining the two before but it sounds awesome!
Thanks for sharing it with Original Recipes :)

azcookbook said...

I have never used lavender in foods, but sounds like something good to experiment with. Great recipe!

Marysol said...

Oh my! One look at the ingredients was all I needed, and I'm smiling because I have everything needed to make it. Ok, I have lavender, not lavender syrup, but I can work around that.

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