Sunday, August 27, 2006

Peach Ice Cream Topped With Peach Sorbet and Fresh Blueberries

Peaches have been plentiful this year and very tasty. This peach ice cream recipe was adapted from the July, 2006 issue of Bon Appetit.

Makes about 1 1/2 quarts

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3 large egg yolks
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
2 1/2 cups mashed pitted very ripe peaches
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons peach schnapps

Whisk egg yolks and sugar in medium bowl. Bring cream and milk to simmer in large saucepan; gradually whisk into yolk mixture. Return to pan. Stir over medium low heat until custard thickens enough to leave a path on the back of a metal spoon when drawn across by finger, about 6-10 minutes. Do not boil. Pour into large bowl, mix in peaches and corn syrup. Chill uncovered until cold.

Process in your favorite ice cream maker. Transfer to container which has been put into freezer to chill several hours. Freeze about 6 hours.

Peach Sorbet

Recipe from

4 cups peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
2 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup lemon juice (I used lime juice with excellent results)

In a blender or food processor, puree peaches. In large saucepan, combine sugar, orange juice and lemon or lime juice. Cook over medium heat while stirring to dissolve sugar. Once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and stir in pureed peaches. Refrigerate until cold. Freeze in your favorite ice cream maker.

To serve, place alternate scoops of peach ice cream and peach sorbet in a bowl and top with blueberries.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Originally uploaded by Lynnylu.

Tomatoes, ripe and ready for a great breakfast dish enjoyed by my family for two generations. Toast as many slices of a good Italian or French loaf as needed, cover with thinly sliced fresh tomatoes, sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano and top with shredded mozzarella, pepper jack cheese or parmesan. Place under broiler until cheese melts and tomatoes are heated through.

Food and Photography

Food and photography are two of my great loves. Cooking gives me so much pleasure and I love to entertain, especially with my family. Taking photos of the dishes I cook has offered me so much more and I strive to perfect both skills. Hopefully, I will be able to post a recipe and a photograph once a week. Please feel free to comment on my photographic techniques and on the recipes, too. This is an evolving blog so could change gears later on, but the basics of food and photography will not change. The recipes will be just whatever I like to cook or whatever prop I see that will work for a certain type of food-napkins, unusual serving pieces or thrift shop finds-anything goes!