Pesche al Vino (Peaches and Wine)

Peaches and Wine! Simply delicious!

Applying simple pairing principles, you may wish for an inspired dessert. Feel free to vary quantities, proportions and ingredients; all you really need is your peaches and vino.

 Ingredients

  • 4 Nectarines or Peaches
  • 2 cups Lambrusco
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • A cinnamon stick
  • Mint Leaves

Preparation

4 peaches each cut with a small crosswise incision where the stem is. Place into boiling water, blanch for 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon remove each peach and place into a bowl of ice water. After 10 minutes, remove the peach and place cross wise cut down into a bowl and set aside.

In a saucepan over a medium heat, pour two glasses of Lambrusco, 1/4 cup of sugar, a stick of cinnamon.

Simmer together for 3 minutes over medium heat, and then pour the hot liquid over the peaches in the bowl.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to stand for at least 2 hours to overnight. Can be served warmed from the oven (bake 20 minutes 170 F) or placed into a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Italian Cream

A delicious dessert to be served at any time of the year! May be served with your favorite fruit on the side.

2 egg yolks
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 liter milk (4 cups milk)

In a large sauce pan, combine all eggs yolks and the egg, beat together.  In a frying pan add sugar and flour, combine with a wooden spoon. Add in beaten eggs  to frying pan, combine all ingredients. Turn the stove on medium low and continue to turn ingredients. Add in 1/4 cup milk and stir, add in another 1/4 milk stir well, add in 1/2 cup milk, stir well, add in remaining milk stirring well.  Constantly turning mixture, DO NOT LEAVE THE CREAM UNATTENDED, otherwise it will clump or burn. Turn cream with the wooden spoon covering th whole pan for about 20 minutes. When a small air bubble’s plops in the middle the cream is done. Remove the pan from the heat, carefully pour into a mixing bowl. With a plastic wrap, cover cream by laying the plastic wrap directly onto the cream, this will avoid a skin to form. Place into the refrigerator and allow to cool for 2 hours before serving.