Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesdays with Dorie -- Honey Peach Ice Cream with Poppy Seeds and Cookie Spoons
For TWD this week: Honey-Peach Ice Cream chosen by Tommi of Brown Interior. I love peaches and Dave LOVES ice cream, so this was a good recipe for us.
I've been thinking lately that I want to make some peach-poppy seed muffins. I really like lemon poppy seed muffins, and I imagine that a peach version would also be delicious. So, whenI saw that we were using peaches this week, I knew right away that I would add poppy seeds to the ice cream.
I made some really adorable cookie "spoons" to go along with the ice cream. The spoons are another Martha Stewart genius recipe. You can find the pattern for the spoons and get the recipe here: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/vanilla-raspberry-sundaes-with-spoon-shaped-cookies It's a modified shortbread recipe, and there is enough dough to make many spoons. I ended up freezing about 2/3 of the dough to use later.
The cookie spoons are easy to make, but the dough is a bit tricky to work with--it's rather crumbly and dry; I think that's because the cookies need to be harder than your average shortbread to be able to scoop up ice cream. Note: to use these cookies as spoons you must have softened ice cream; they are most definitely not strong enough to spoon up hard-as-a-rock-frozen-solid-ice cream.
The ice cream was really tasty with a subtle peach flavor. I think I'll add even more peach flavor the next time I make it since I really like the taste of peaches. I'll probably double the amount of peach puree, and add some additional peach preserves. The poppy seeds turned out to be a wonderful addition--they're pretty, and they added a surprising crunch in the creamy ice cream. If you're interested in making poppy seed ice cream there's a neat recipe here: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/6091/poppy+seed+ice+cream+with+orange+sauce
Please see Tommi's super cute blog to get the recipe for the Honey-Peach Ice Cream. http://browninterior.blogspot.com/2009/06/twd-honey-peach-ice-cream.html
You can find the rest of the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers here: http://tuesdayswithdorie.wordpress.com/
Posted by Michele
Labels: dessert, fruit, Tuesdays with Dorie
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Poppy seeds and an edible spoon are great variations. Thanks for sharing these ideas.ReplyDelete
I love the cookie spoons. Too cute! Your ice cream looks great.ReplyDelete
What a clever idea, cookie spoons. I like that alot.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comments!ReplyDelete
The ice cream looks lovely with the poppy seeds and the cookie spoons are totally cute! I'd love to make those to go with ice cream!ReplyDelete
I love those spoons, and the poppy seeds--brilliant!ReplyDelete
Okay, the spoons are adorable, but the poppy seeds sound fabulous! :) I'll have to try it that way next time!!ReplyDelete
Cookie spoons?!?! Now that is my idea of the right way to eat ice cream! That looks delicious!ReplyDelete
I didn't read your post title so when I saw your ice cream with the spoons I thought it was those wooden spoons you get at the ice cream store! I was wondering where you got such large ones! =)ReplyDelete
Your Honey Peach Ice Cream with Poppy Seeds look fantastic! I'd love to try it! =)
I saw those cookie spoons on the cover of Martha Stewart Living and thought they were so cute. They turned out beautifully.ReplyDelete
Your ice cream looks so good with the addition of poppy seeds.
Thank you for the lovely comments!ReplyDelete
Poppy seeds sound like a great idea. And I love your little cookie spoons. Now if you could also serve it in an edible bowl, there would be no dishes to clean up at all!ReplyDelete
Thanks Shari! Funny, I was thinking the same thing about making a cookie bowl.ReplyDelete
The cookie spoons sound like so much fun! And I love the poppyseed addition to icecream...I will have to try that one sometime soon!ReplyDelete
Those cookie spoons may just be the coolest thing I've ever seen! I love them! Great job on your ice cream too.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Charli and Tracey!ReplyDelete
Cookie Spoons!?!? You are brilliant. :o)ReplyDelete
Thank you Pamela! Martha is brilliant! I can just follow a recipe...ReplyDelete