ROASTED PEACH & PLUM FRO YO…Stone fruit again!

“I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted; stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.”
Bill Bryson
I think this might just be the last batch of peaches now, & sadly so, though I still don’t want to say goodbye to this beautiful fruit. The first batch of the season went into these Peach & Mixed Fruit Crisps that I made here inspired by Judy’s @ No Fear Entertaining. That just set me up for a wonderful peach season that I haven’t been able to get enough of. With this versatile fruit, I’ve made peach-rosemary jam, galettes, birthday cakes, peasant cakes, more crisps, & ice-cream too. Am thrilled than my Roasted Peach & Plum Low Fat Eggless Ice-Cream entry was chosen one of the winners at the Ice-Cream Social, an exciting ice-cream event run by 3 great bloggersTracey @ Tangled Noodle, Scott @ ScottySnacks, and Jennifer @ Savorthethyme. The joy of stone fruits is untold but summer is hand in hand with them. Just doesn’t seem to go away, Mr El Nino is still being meddlesome & the rain continues to play peek a boo with us. More boo, less peek!! But it’s been the same story across the globe this year, with more & more of the planet meeting drought standards. In the midst of this summer madness, what better can I think of. Ice creams, sorbets, fro yo’s…they all seem the perfect answer. Aaah, the sweet smells of roasting fruit that waft through home on days like this. Roasting stone fruit brings out a certain a honey like sweetness in the fruit, & in my opinion enhances the flavour beautifully. To add to flavour, I like to add a dash of almond essence to the puree sometimes. Stone fruits like peaches, plums, cherries, nectarines pair well with almond. Maybe it has something to do with the kernel within the stone.
This time around I was set to make a sorbet. Nom nom nom nom nom!! The sweet aromas of peaches & plums roasting in the oven can certainly make you forget summer! The colours, the pure joy, the anticipation…all for frozen dessert can make life worthwhile after all. All set, I made a sorbet, (working till the last but one ingredient) & froze it. Churned dutifully, every hour, elbow grease working well. Then of course the mind & heart parted ways… & happens far too often these days! I had a cup of hung yogurt that was just there because I had made an extra batch of yogurt. I had drained the whey to make a dip or something, but before I knew it, I was whisking the yogurt through my precious half frozen sorbet. YAY, the dreams of frozen yogurt made me happy!! If you want to make fro yo, please add the yogurt before the process begins or you might get a few white globules that freeze the minute the yogurt hits the sorbet under construction. Mine did because I added the yogurt almost hours later, though it made no difference to the taste. The fro yo tasted fab & I was really glad I added the hung yogurt it because it turned the roasted fruit into a delicious low cal treat, ensuring a protein fix … and also substantially increasing the number of servings. I oven dehydrated a few slices of peaches & plums, at low temperatures, to top the fro yo with, since the daughter loves dehydrated peach slices. Makes an effective garnish. I love the burst & contrast of colour. A chopping of pistachios seemed to complete it!! Ingredients:

1 kg peaches
1/2 kg plums
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/3 cup water
1 1/3 cup sugar (increase or decrease according to the tartness of fruit)
Juice of 2 small limes
1 tbsp vodka (optional)
1 cup thick hung yogurt
Method:

  • Sprinkle with brown sugar & roast at 180 for 30 minutes/until soft and releasing their juices.
  • Cool, puree and strain them. Should get approximately 3 cups of puree.
  • Add the remaining ingredients & whisk well until blended.
  • Freeze as per instructions on the ice-cream maker…or…whisk every hour, 4-5 times, to distribute crystals. I leave mine to set overnight as I don’t have an ice cream maker.

I made some sandwich cookies using this fro you as I still had enough cookies left over from the last Daring Bakers challenge where we had made Mallows.

I end with a big THANK YOU to 3 bloggers, Jamie @ Lifes A Feast, Ann @ Pig Pigs Corner and Humaira @ Humaira’s Food Passion who have chosen to pass on this beautiful award to me. Gracias ladies, I am thrilled!! ♥ Thank you for stopping by ♥

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Comments

  1. ♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ says:

    Yum! yum!

  2. MeetaK says:

    heart, heart deeba ;-) looks exquisite and a wonderful combination. peaches and plums – a bit of summer and a bit of autumn!

  3. Oh yum! I love stoned fruits!

  4. Miakoda says:

    Beautiful colors, Deeba. I learnt about hung yogurt from you, and I agree its wonderful in the right desserts. Can't thank you enough for that. Tempting fare! :)

  5. Julia @ Mélanger says:

    This looks so lovely and refreshing. I love stone fruit so much, too. Peaches in particular. I always get sad when they start to get more scarce! I only have a few months and they'll be back for me!

  6. Curry Leaf says:

    YUM YUM YUM YUMMO….

  7. Arwen from Hoglet K says:

    The dehydrated fruit has such a vivid colour! It makes a lovely garnish, and even better since you can eat it. It sounds like your last minute inspiration to add yoghurt was a great success too.

  8. lisaiscooking says:

    I love the color of the frozen yogurt. It looks incredible! The dried fruit slices look great on top too.

  9. kellypea says:

    My goodness you are busy — It's incredible how many ways you've enjoyed these summer fruits. The color on your fro yo is so beautiful. Really would love some rain here…

  10. Judy@nofearentertaining says:

    I so badly want to make something using your wonderful method with the stone fruit but alas every time I bring peaches, plums or nectarines into the house the kiddos eat them all up!!! Maybe by next week they will be tired of them and let me use them for some fro-yo…Absolutely beautiful my friend!

  11. Tangled Noodle says:

    If anyone thought that you couldn't possibly have topped your Roasted Peach & Plum eggless ice cream, then they're in for a very happy surprise! Even if it were not your original intent, the best things in life often come from spontaneity.

    Until I can make and taste this myself, I am content to savor these stunning images!

  12. Barbara Bakes says:

    Another feast for the eyes post! Well done!

  13. The Food Librarian says:

    I need this in my life. Looks delicious!!!

  14. Gloria says:

    Dear Deeba you make all beautiful!! really!! xoxoxoGloria

  15. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    This ice cream looks fabulous! I love your pictures!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  16. Gera @ SweetsFoods says:

    Deeba your food dishes aren’t normal…are super creations that deserve lot of applauses :D

    I admire your creations, this sweet one makes me…speechless…yummmmm.

    All the best,

    Gera

  17. pigpigscorner says:

    ahh I can smell the fruts from here! Wonderful flavours and great shots!

  18. meeso says:

    <3 I would come here just for the pictures you take, they are always so beautiful! <3

  19. Steph says:

    Peaches are one of my favourite fruits. I can easily go through a basket of them in a few days! It sucks that this is the end of the batch, but you were really creative with how you used them.

  20. Peabody says:

    That looks out of this world awesome.

  21. noble pig says:

    I just love the roasted idea, I bet it really brings out the flavor.

  22. Manggy says:

    Lovely. The plums and peaches together make such a beautiful coralline color :)

  23. Snooky doodle says:

    How Nice! this looks delicious! You always have fantastic recipes!

  24. Nicisme says:

    Hi Deebs, you have been busy while I've been away – it all looks fantastic! Will catch up with you soon!! xxx

  25. Parita says:

    Roasted peaches and plum sounds so good deeba! Congratulations on the award, no one deserves more!

  26. nora@ffr says:

    this is soo creative.. vat a stunning photography!! love it very much
    cheers!!

  27. Donna-FFW says:

    OH my roasted peaches and plums.. this recipe is stellar! Gorgeous!

  28. I didn't have plums so I used peaches only, and Greek yogurt I purchased and it was fabulous!! I did forget about the peaches when they were roasting and thought I might have burnt sugar peaches–I do love burnt sugar– but hey were fine. The best peach frozen yogurt ever because of the intense peach flavor. I make an old Sunset buttermilk sherbet which is everyone's favorite for fruit, but I may be replacng it with this!

    Thank you for your wonderful recipes!

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