You may have noticed that I’ve posted pictures of relatives along with recipes, and that’s because almost everyone in my family loves to cook.
After all, we’re Italian…it goes with the territory!
My cousin, Gianfranco, who lives in Italy, LOVES to bake and make desserts, but there’s usually one common ingredient in everything he makes: liquor (see proof below!)
Once, when I was at Gianfranco’s house, I noticed him slicing peaches and pouring cognac over them. He then put the dish in the fridge and told me it was his dessert for later! What a fabulous treat!
Of course, being from Britain, I had an idea to make it even better–cream! Peaches and cream go together like cheese and wine, so here’s my version of Gianfranco’s superb fresh fruit dessert.You can make it his way, as it’s much less fattening and healthier, but I must say, I like the British-Italian version the best!
Peaches and Cream (and Cognac)!
- Fresh peach (or peaches-1 peach per serving)
- Good quality cognac, or brandy
- Fresh cream (if it’s too runny, lightly beat it for a thicker consistency)
Cut the peach(es) into slices and place in a serving bowl.
Pour some cognac over the fruit (as much or as little as you like.) REFRIGERATE FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR to let the cognac absorb into the peaches.
(Alternatively, for a juicier dessert, add a little sprinkle of sugar and lemon juice first, refrigerate for a few hours then add the cognac.)
Pour some cream on top of the peach slices…
I just spoke to Gianfranco and he said he just had this today!