Wednesday, July 8, 2009

fresh dessert..

simple summer dessert
grilled peaches with cardamom sugar crust

4 semi ripe peaches cut in half and pit removed
6 tbl turbinado (raw brown) sugar my favorite kind
1 tbl ground cardamom

Toss the sugar and cardamom together in a bowl. Dip the peaches, flesh side down, into the sugar. Place on a medium/high heat grill and let them alone for approximately 7 minutes. You want the sugar to caramelize on the peaches and create a crust.
these are really good on their own but if you want to impress serve them with some good sorbet maybe raspberry.
Serves 4.

and in the morning you will be glad you made the effort...

blueberry cornmeal PANCAKES!

you'll need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar, plus two tsp for blueberries
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup milk
3 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1 egg lightly beaten
2 cups blueberries
Extra butter for coating griddle
maple syrup
(makes about 16)
• whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and soda in a large bowl. Set aside.
• whisk together buttermilk, milk, butter and egg in medium bowl.
• add milk mixture to dry ingredients and whisk together just until combined.
Toss blueberries in a small bowl with 2 tsp sugar.
Heat a griddle over medium heat. Take extra butter and run over surface of griddle. Repeat as necessary throughout process.
Pour batter on griddle 1/4 cup at a time.
Add some of the sugared blueberries to each pancake.
Cook for about 3-4 minutes.

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