In Season: Peaches


Stone fruits are at their absolute best right now and peaches are a swiish favourite. Enjoyable on their own as a delicious snack, we also love to cook with them in a variety of ways, both sweet and savoury. Here are a few recipes we’d love for you to try.

 

Peach and Coconut Cupcakes

Equipment:

  • You will need 8 muffin cases.

Ingredients:

  • 125g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 11/2 cups icing sugar, sifted, extra for dusting
  • 11/4 cup self raising flour, sifted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 peaches, stone removed and flesh chopped

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Place butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until fully melted. Remove and set aside.
  2. Place coconut, icing sugar and flour in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Fold egg, egg whites and melted butter into the mix until fully combined then fold through peaches.
  3. Line a 3/4 cup capacity muffin pan tray with 8 muffin cases. Spoon the mixture into each lined hole and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Remove from oven and cool completely. Dust with icing sugar before serving if desired.

Chicken with Peach Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup mango chutney
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • lime wedges and warmed tortillas, to serve

Peach salsa

  • 4 small peaches, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely shredded
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded (see note), finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place a wire rack over tray (see note).
  2. Combine chutney and oil in a small bowl. Brush over chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Place drumsticks on rack. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.
  3. Make peach salsa: Place peaches, mint, green onions, chilli, oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  4. Serve chicken with peach salsa, lime wedges and tortillas.

Peach & Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh peach slices
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 350ml apple/peach fruit juice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yoghurt or 1 scoop vanilla ice-cream
  • 4 ice cubes

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

*All recipes are from www.taste.com.au

 

 

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