A documentation of my preservation and preparation of local foods as I work through the seasons. This will serve as a reference tool for me in the future and as a sharing guide for family and friends...and anyone else interested. Hopefully, I can offer some useful methods, tips and recipes to share with everyone--be they novice or pro--and encourage them to join me in the exciting world of preserving and cooking with local foods.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Dessert of the Month--Peach Sorbet

 A refreshing and light dessert on hot summer days.

With Alberta peaches ripe; I'm ready to make our favorite summer dessert--peach sorbet.    It also takes very little cooking time (and no baking).
This recipe makes 4 servings.  The ingredients are: 
 3/4 cup water
 6 tablespoons sugar
 1/4 tsp cinnamon
 medium pinch of ginger
 2 tablespoons lemon juice
 6 medium ripe peaches, peeled and sliced (Albertas work best)
--In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly; transfer to a blender.  Add the peaches; cover and process until smooth.  Beat sorbet well with a wire whip.  Transfer sorbet to a freezer container; cover and freeze.  After 20 minutes, take out and beat for a few minutes.  Do this twice more, 20 minutes apart.  Cover and freeze for 3-4 hours.

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