Saturday, 14 August 2010

Peach Jelly with Mint

I wish there was a better word for gelatine desserts than "jelly". It sounds too much like something you would put on your toast. However, who cares what you call it? This is very good and refreshing in hot weather. The hint of mint really accents the peach flavour.

Garnish with whatever you like, but there are always blueberries around when peaches are in season. How convenient that they too really go perfectly together.

6 servings
2 hours 20 minutes - 20 minutes prep time

Peach Jelly
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 large sprigs fresh mint
6 large ripe peaches (3 cups diced)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons gelatine

Put the sugar, water and a good sprig of mint into a pot, and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cover the pan and turn off the heat. Let steep for about 10 minutes.

Blanch the peaches for 1 minute in a large pot of boiling water. Peel the peaches, and cut them in halves. Discard the pits, and chop the peaches.

Remove the mint from the sugar syrup, and discard it. Add the chopped peaches and bring them to a boil. Boil steadily for about 10 minutes, until fairly soft.

Purée the peach mixture with the almond extract and the gelatine. Pour into a wet mold or individual molds. Chill until set, allowing at least 2 hours. Unmold by dipping the mold in very hot tap water until just the very edges loosen. Flip onto a plate. Keep in the fridge until serving time.

Last year at this time I made Corn & Tomato Soup.

1 comment:

Melynda said...

I have been on a mint kick here lately, it is one of my favorite flavors. This looks delicious, thanks for posting.