Sunday, July 15, 2012

Peaches'n cream



Every year, this season's fruits seduce me with their sweet colours and aromas. Evidentially, I can never say "no" to peaches and  their sunset hue. Peaches and Cream was a childhood favourite, so I could not think of a better time to vegan-ize this.


The crispy, brown sugar-glazed phyllo dough combines perfectly with the 'cr√®me anglaise'  type of filling. Topped with  peaches, makes a mouthwatering and very elegant dessert for any time of the day!

 Peaches'n cream (vegan)
serves 4
25-30 minutes of prep

Phyllo cups:

4 sheets of phyllo
1/3 cup melted vegan margarine
3 Tbsp brown sugar

Vanilla cream:

2 Tbsp vegan margarine
3 Tbsp flour
1/2 vanilla bean- scraped
1/2 cup soy milk
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 Tbsp maple syrup or agave

Peach compote:

2-3 peaches peeled and sliced
1 lime zested
1 Tsp lime juice
1 Tsp maple syrup or agave



For the phyllo cups:

Preheat oven to 400
In a small bowl combine melted butter and brown sugar.
Brush 1 sheet of phyllo dough with mixture layer another piece on top.
Repeat layers.
Cut into six squares.
Lay in a muffin tin.
Bake for 4-6 minutes or until golden.

For the cream:

In a small saucepan melt butter, add flour and cook to make a roux.
Add half of the soy milk and whisk until thickens.
Pour in the rest of the milks, vanilla bean scrapings, and syrup
Continue whisking until thick. Refrigerate until cool.

For the peach compote:

Peel and slice the peaches. Place in a bowl.
Stir gently together with lime juice, zest, and syrup.

To assemble:

On a small plate put a few dollops of the cream. Place phyllo cup on top.
Fill the phyllo cup up with cream mixture about half full.
Scoop the peach compote on top.




3 comments:

  1. What a terrific idea and it looks simply delish! I love peaches, too!

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  2. We are hosting dinner party this weekend and his would be the perfect dessert to serve our special guest. What a lovely presentation - won't they be impressed.

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