Monday, July 23, 2012

Fresh Peach Spoom

Its that time of year, where peaches are in season and super delicious. There is a farmers market every weekend at the shopping area near my house and so we go on Saturdays and get fresh produce like peaches that we can't grow at home.
This last weekend we got a box of peaches, 13lbs of peaches for only $6. They are nice and ripe and super juicy. Since we bought so much Mom was looking for a way to use a bunch of them fairly quickly. I decided to make a spoom (its like a sorbet but better).
Spoom is a sorbet with the addition of a meringue. It turned out pretty awesome.

1 lb fruit puree (it can be fresh or canned or whatever, and any flavor you want it to be
Simple syrup: 2 cups sugar,1 cup water, lemon juice
Italian meringue: 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup egg whites (buy the plain egg whites in a container that has already been pasteurized)

To make the simple syrup, pour sugar and water into a heavy bottomed pan and boil until the sugar is dissolved, add a little bit of lemon juice (this is not to flavor the syrup its to make sure that the sugar does not recrystallize.) Let cool, and then refrigerate until ready to use.
In a bowl (I suggest using a kitchen aid or a mixer you can just turn on and let it go). pour in the egg whites and start whipping. once they have started to change to white slowly pour in the sugar. Turn to high speed and allow to whip up. You want medium to stiff peak, to test for that stop the beater and lift it out of the meringue and hold it upright so the meringue is on top. If the peak falls over any then it is below stiff, if it doesn't move then it is stiff.
IN a ice cream maker or whatever you have got to freeze mix the puree and the simple syrup. Allow it to cool down to almost freeze and then add the meringue in and allow it to freeze the rest of the way. If your ice cream maker is anything like mine, it will take a while to make it.

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