Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lover-ly Stewed Peaches

My neighbour has a box of peaches sitting near their letterbox for all the world to take. I don't normally like peaches. Their fur sticks into my lips and makes me all itchy. So I peeled them and made this. It was really nice and tasted almost like the tinned stuff, but better- of course.

You will need:
Four peaches.
Half a cup of water.
One teaspoon of your favourite sugar (I used palm for a more caramel type of flavour).

Peel and chop the peaches and don't forget to remove the seeds.
Put them in a saucepan over medium heat with the water and sugar.
Bring to the boil.
Simmer for about twenty minutes.

The water becomes really juicy and a little tart. It's really quite delicious.
This would make a perfect recipe to preserve peaches with.
All you'd need to do is gather one or two jars, put them in a saucepan of boiling water for a few minutes. Empty the water out and then fill with yummy peaches. Pop the lid on. Be careful though, as this process is hot, hot, hot!
Eat up, lovelies xx

2 comments:

  1. I grew up with a big peach tree in the backyard, a few years ago it had to be cut down because it wasn't safe anymore... I miss having a plethora of peaches every year!

    I've never tried using palm sugar with stewed peaches, sounds delicious!

    Thanks for the tip Sal, I'm also tempted to try preserving on of these days because my freezer gets so full of bits and pieces like this which would have been in preserving jars in years gone by.

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  2. I love preserving bits and pieces. Certainly worth a go. That's sad about the tree, but what a great childhood memory. :)

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