Friday, July 26, 2013

Caramelized Peach with Berry Compote



I feel like the 'energizer bunny' after 4 weeks of bliss.  I am so excited to get back to routine, my family finds it strange that am working at jet speed to get the house back in order, so I can start doing what I love. Vacation was awesome 6 places in 4 weeks...met some amazing people ( post coming soon), family get-together that were memorable and lip smacking food. I think in all these years of my travels to India, this one has been special and memorable. Walking in the rain in Coorg, horrible terrible hair-days that would send finally teen and me in endless bouts of laughter, shopping on the streets of Bangalore with my husband's aunt, shopping with my sister in the unbearable heat of Delhi, eating roasted corn and getting drenched on Marine drive....the list is almost endless.

Finally teen had a friend over today and I wanted to make some thing special for them.  Well there is no free lunch, so had her friend model for me ;) After all the excess calories I have gained, you might think I might go easy... well, had to make something from the gorgeous peaches I bought yesterday ! The compote goes very well with the peach. I was so excited to see that my small basil plant had grown into a nice big bush in just 4 weeks, the basil flavor really worked well with the dessert, better than mint which was my first choice. 

Hope you are all having a great summer. Hugs to all of you and thank you for emails and messages on fb. 



3-4 peach (pitted)
generous helping of butter
brown sugar to taste

compote 

1 cup berries
1/2 cup apple juice
1/3 cup sugar
a pinch of red chili flakes


Heat a pan add a nice big dollop of butter roast one  peach till it is somewhat tender, add a little more butter ( or a lot more) a tsp of brown sugar and caramelize the peach. Don't over do it as it might become bitter. 

Compote :  take a cup of frozen mixed berries and 1/2 a cup apple juice or mixed fruit juice bring to a boil, sim for 15-20 min, add 1/3 cup sugar and sim for another 10 min, add the chili flake. Let it cool and refrigerate. 


Take the caramelized peach and pour a generous helping of compote on it and garnish with fresh basil or mint, you can even serve it with some vanilla ice cream. 



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35 comments:

  1. DId you say Bangalore...I miss my place so much. Walking in Indian rain is the best. Glad you had so much fun.
    The dessert looks yummy.
    Nice to meet you Simi.

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    1. Thanks Asha, I agree nothing like walking in the rain... Ah ! The bliss of India

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  2. Nice Fruity Twist to Dessert!

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  3. Your trip to India sounds amazing--lot of fun.
    Dessert looks colorful and delicious. Very summery too!!

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  4. Wow , this looks so delicious and inviting.

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  5. welcome back simi..i am off next week to good ole blore..so it's my turn to get all excited!!

    ~deepa

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    1. Will try calling you before u leave, haves great trip !!

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  6. What a feast to the eye..great photography and not to mention abt the dessert..looks yumm..

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  7. Welcome back, your berry compote looks delicious.

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  8. that dessert looks awesome! way beyond anything I've ever tried.. compotes and such fancy things make me very nervous!

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    1. Archana it's really a very easy recipe and compote is just the terminology, nothing fancy really. once you make it you will know what am talking about. Thanks for stopping by !

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  9. Looks delish..feel like digging into it.

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  10. WOOW! this looks totally amazing.

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  11. Divine! That is a wonderful dessert.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Thank you Rosa we have been gorging on it :))

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  12. I love peaches, this looks wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Nik, it tastes great too

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  13. Amazing pictures! I love peaches and love all the recipes related to it. Thanks for your recipe.

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  14. This looks soooo incredibly delicious!! It's amazing how vacation brings the best out of us :)

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  15. Thank you Kiran, coming from an incredibly talented person, i take this as a compliment :)

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  16. A home has to be in order so we can be at peace. You have made this dish look spectacular with your photos.

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  17. very nice post ..you explained very well
    thanks for sharing with us..

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  18. Wow, this looks so incredibly tasty! Love the combo of flavors - this is wonderful. Good stuff - thanks so much.

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  19. Hi, Simi, it's great to connect with you. Great gorgeous clicks..happy to follow your space.

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  20. Ahh, love the way u described abt the rain & Indian shopping.. Makes me nostalgic ! And such an easy but rich dessert.. Wud love to make them right away ;) And awesome clicks by the way, as usual :)

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  21. Simi welcome back... I bet you will rejuvenated after the break....
    To be frank I have never cooked peaches to make a desert. I am going to try this soon as I have some ripe peaches sitting in the pantry calling out my name :)

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    1. Shema, let me know after you have tried it !

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  22. This dessert looks great..First time here and I'm glad to follow you.. :) Awesome space you have..

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