Hey there! It’s been too long since my last post…kinda feeling out of touch with the whole food scene. I promise I have my reasons for being so mia! Bah! This happens every summer around this time. There’s a bit of a backlog of food adventures that I’ve yet to post so the next few will be a bit dated, sorry!
So what are my reasons?! I’m in Victoria right now, competing with an Under 23 dragon boat team at Nationals. We’re hoping to qualify (you gotta come in top 5) to compete at next year’s Club Crew World Championships in Italy! *knock on wood!!*
Tomorrow is our last day of racing so I’m both mad anxious and excited at the same time. Got a bit of butterflies in my stomach. All of our training will come down to two 200 m races! The pressure in tremendous. So as you can imagine, I’ve been steering clear of indulgent meals as of late (with a couple exceptions though), hence the lack of posts.
One night I did get insatiable dessert cravings so I had to bake something! Flipping through my copy of the Chuck's Day Off cookbook (the recipes are mad approachable!), I quickly found a recipe that appealed to me. Ripe Ontario peaches, say hi to Crumble, your new best friend :)
Crumble = step #1.
Butter time! Guys, meet Oliver. He enjoys romantic candlelit dinners, long walks on the beach and surfing down melting pats of butter!
Using a spatula, mix in the butter until you get coarse crumbs.
Spread out on a parchment-lined or Silpat-lined and bake in a 350oF for about 10 minutes or until golden and CRISPY. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Halving and pitting the peaches proved to be harder than I thought. It was hard not to mangle them…is there an efficient way to do this? I sliced the peach all the way down the middle, wedged the knife in between and kinda wiggled the halves apart.
Time to roast ‘em. How can you say no to roasted fruit?!
To keep it “clean”, I put a dollop of greek yogourt on top rather than whipped cream or ICE CREAM!! Good lawd I’m craving some ice cream right now. So to keep it concise, recipe success! Now who wants to join me on more Chuck's Day Off adventures?!
5 out of 5 NOMs