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Grilled Vanilla Peaches

23 Aug

If you live in Paris, you’d know that peaches are everywhere these days. So in the spirit of eating healthy and all that junk, we decided to start buying more fruits and veggies and guess what got my fancy one day at the supermarket.

Okay, so the photo doesn’t look too enticing and I used whipped cream instead of vanilla ice cream because it was all we had and I thought the peaches were a bit sour for my taste. But the husband loved it, so I’m sharing it with you. I got the recipe from Martha Stewart.

What you’ll need: (for 4 people)

  • 4 freestone peaches
  • half a lemon
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • a pinch of ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • vanilla ice cream (I used whipped cream because we didn’t have vanilla ice cream)

– Peel, halve, and pit 4 freestone peaches.

– Preheat grill to high. Combine the juice of half a lemon and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a bowl. Add peaches; toss to coat. Place peaches (with liquid) on a large piece of parchment-lined foil.

– Stir together light-brown sugar, water,  pure vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and  salt. Brush over peaches. Fold foil to form a packet, crimping edges to seal. Grill, covered, for 15 minutes.

– Slice peaches, and divide among bowls. Top with scoops of vanilla ice cream (1 quart).

This may be a healthier dessert but I don’t think we’ll be switching our regular creme a la vanille desserts for this one. *sheepish grin*


Coconut Macaroons

7 Mar

A friend invited us to dinner the other night and assigned us to bring dessert. I instantly ran all the recipes I’ve been wanting to do in my head but I didn’t really find anything I wanted to make for that night. Pies are the easiest classic dessert to bring and honestly I am sort of sick and tired of eating pies already. Also, I just made apple crumb pie the other week and G and I finished it off in 3 days.

So I thought, why not something sort of Filipino-ish? Yes! So I searched for easy desserts on the internet and stumbled upon this site: Panlasang Pinoy and it’s full of easy to do Pinoy recipes with mouth watering photos to boot.

I used to Love, with a capital L, coconut macaroons. But ever since a horrible experience when I was about 9 or so, I have never ever ever eaten a single macaroon until now. And after making this recipe, I remembered why I loved them so much and that horrible experience is now just a thing of the past.

Coconut Macaroons – from Panlasang Pinoy

* I cut this recipe in half and got maybe 60 or so small macaroons

  • 400 g sweet shredded coconut or dessicated coconut
  • 225 g butter
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 380 g condensed milk
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cream butter. Add sugar until well blended
  3. Add eggs then add condensed milk, mix well until blended
  4. Add shredded coconut and mix with a spatula
  5. Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture in a mold lined with paper cups
  6. Bake the macaroons for 30 minutes or until the top turns golden brown
  7. Deguster

Isn’t it easy as 1-2-3?

And everyone loved it as well.