Peaches for pyros, if you will.
Yesterday, my usual Monday ho-humness was overshadowed by the summer solstice. For the first Monday in many Mondays, there was an unusually bouncy
To celebrate, I wanted to make something fresh, fun and that didn't require preheating the oven. I also had two peaches sitting on my counter that were less than 24 hours away from being overripe, as well as a bottle of Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that never sees the light of day unless I need to make spiked buttercream.
I discovered the perfect Rachael Ray recipe to kick off the balmy season...Fired-Up Peaches and Cream.
Here's what you'll need:
2 Tablespoons butter, cubed
2 medium ripe peaches, sliced
pinch ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 shots whiskey (hoo boy)
ice cream or whipped cream
I love recipes with consistent, whole-numbered measurements. This recipe serves 2 people so if you want 3 servings, just increase the amounts by 1. Simple math all the way down and easy to store up here (points to head.)
Over medium heat, melt the butter in a skillet.
Add in peaches. Sprinkle with cinnamon then give them a stir.
Increase the heat to medium-high and let the peaches cook for a few minutes.
Mix in the brown sugar.
Let it get all gold 'n bubbly.
Now comes the fun part.
The initially-terrifying-if-you're-home-alone-but-ultimately-fun part.
Remove the pan from heat then add the whiskey. Tip the pan...
...and turn those peaches into a BLAZE OF GLORY!
If tipping the pan doesn't work, carefully light a corner of the sauce with a match or an extended lighter.
This is seriously the most badass thing I've ever experienced in the kitchen.
Although I have to admit, I was relieved when the fire started to subside. The flames almost hit the stove hood when I first added the liquor. I can't tell you how happy I am that Mike wasn't home when all of this went down.
When the flames burn out, spoon the hot peaches into bowls and top with a scoop of ice cream or some fresh whipped cream.
I love the way the brown sugar and the whiskey partner up in this dessert. You can really pick up on the whiskey at the end of each bite.
Not a whiskey fan? Substitute it with rum. Designated driver? Omit the alcohol. Whatever floats your inner tube.
Now go out and find a river to be lazy in.Tweet