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Everything Peaches

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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Peach for Everything PeachesGeorgia Peaches showed up early in my market and our local peaches aren’t far behind.  For me, there is nothing like fresh peaches.  I use them in everything from soup to pizza including a very special drink.

There are two types of peaches. Freestone and Clingstone.  The terms refer to the stones  of the peaches.  If the peach is of the clingstone variety, the flesh of the peach is very hard to separate from the stone.  The freestone peaches are my favorite as they separate cleanly and easily.  However, telling which are which is difficult since they aren’t usually marked.  However, if they say, “freestone’, those are the easiest to work with. My favorite peach is Red Haven but any ripe peach will due. Continue reading

White Wine Amaretto Peach Sauce

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
ALL PHOTOS BY PASTRIES LIKE A PRO UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

White Wine Amaretto Peach SauceI recently made this White Wine Amaretto Peach Sauce for the restaurant to serve over peach ice cream. As I was peeling the peaches, I thought of all the ways this could be used for a quick summer dessert.

If you have been following the weather across the states (I realize most people don’t particularly care about the weather elsewhere but I have children in other states and like to see if they are as bad off as we are), you will know that St. Louis is experiencing a brief respite from the very hot temperatures. As a result, I have been indulging myself by going back in the kitchen for short sprints.

I’m not sure when I started making this, but it was a while back. The wine and amaretto give the White Wine Amaretto Peach Sauce a depth of flavor that sugared peaches can’t match. I have used both Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio white wines with excellent results. Continue reading