Peaches can be peeled or unpeeled, as desired. Take a sharp knife, slice it from the top to remove the stem and then cut it vertically into half from the centre. Cut the half portion into another half vertically and remove the seed from the centre. Cut each portion into long strips of the desired thickness. Line all the strips together on the chopping board and chop by horizontally by cutting them in small pieces approximately ¼ inch in diameter, although the chopped food doesn't need to be exactly the same size. If the recipe calls for the ingredients to be "roughly chopped," make the pieces slightly larger.
Take a sharp knife, slice it from the top to remove the stem and then cut it vertically into half from the centre. Cut the half portion into another half vertically and remove the seed from the centre. Cut each portion into thick long strips. Line up the strips with your non-working hand and cut them horizontally into big square pieces. Cube them as per the recipe's need regarding the size of the cubes, (for example, "cut into ½-inch cubes").
Choose ripe, mature fruits of ideal quality. Wash the peaches. Slice the top stem using a sharp knife and make a cut lengthwise to make 2 halves. Remove the seed from the centre. A melon baller or metal measuring spoon is suitable for coring the peach.
To make the peach puree, peel, chop it into halves, remove the seed and cut the fresh peach into medium sized cubes. Combine the peach cubes with sugar in a broad non stick pan and cook until fruit is soft and sugar is just starting to caramelize. Cool slightly and puree in a food processor until smooth. Preserve it in a sterilized bottle in the deep freezer for further use.
Take a sharp knife, slice it from the top to remove the stem and then cut it vertically into half from the centre. Cut the half portion into another half vertically and remove the seed from the centre. Slice using a sharp knife by cutting vertically across the cutting board. Slice them thinly or thickly as the recipe requirement, can used as a garnish.
Indian desserts using peaches
1. Rich, milky and fruity too, the Peach Halwa is an Indian dessert that is sure to please the palates of people with varied tastes. The strong scent of fresh peaches sautéed in ghee, together with the lingering aroma of khoya cooked with sugar, and the unmistakable aroma of cardamom, make this halwa a winner. Every aspect of this recipe is carefully designed to entertain, including the luxurious garnish of slivered almonds.
2. Sweetened Peach with Vanilla Ice-Cream is one such dessert , which everybody will fall in love with. Indeed, who can resist a preserve of peach, cooked with sugar and spices, served with luscious vanilla ice-cream. The cinnamon-tinged peach flavour will linger on your taste buds for a long time after the cup is wiped clean.
3. Indian style Peach Crumble is a melt-in-the-mouth dessert with fruity and spicy shades! Cinnamon powder, flour and butter are rubbed between the palms to get a crumbly mixture, which is layered upon canned peaches, topped with raisins, and baked for a while to get a uniquely-textured dessert. Remember that the Peach Crumble tastes best when it is warm.
Indian milkshake, drinks, juice recipes using peaches
1. Together with vanilla ice-cream, these two fruits make a wonderfully creamy and flavourful milkshake that will please everybody. When making the Peach and Mango Milkshake, you can alter the amount of sugar based on the natural sweetness of the fruits.
2, A unique procedure gives this Fresh Peach Fizzy Drink the perfect mix of colour, mouth-feel and flavour. The fresh peach is first cooked with sugar, blended and then aerated with chilled Sprite, giving it a really tingling flavour and rich mouth-feel.