Polenta Cake with Summer Stone Fruit

INGREDIENTS
1½ cup (6 ounces) all purpose flour
¼ cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup buttermilk
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter, sugar, lemon zest until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mix until [...]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Roasted Stone Fruit with Herbed Meringue

Makes 6 servings
INGREDIENTS
6 each apricots, plums, and peaches, cut in half
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Herbed meringue, recipe below
Demerara sugar (optional)
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 425˚.
Toss stone fruit with sugar and salt, and roast for 5 minutes.
Reduce oven to 200˚.
Once oven temperature has reduced, spoon rosemary meringue atop roasted plum halves, thyme meringue atop roasted apricot halves and [...]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Stone Fruit Herbal Sodas

Makes 1 soda
Ingredients
Ice
2 ounces herbal stone fruit syrup of choice
Soda water
Stone fruit garnish of choice
Directions
Pour two ounces of the stone fruit herbal syrup on a large glass filled with ice. Fill with soda water and stir. Add more syrup for added sweetness, stir and garnish with a piece of stone fruit or an herb leaf.
Tarragon [...]

categories: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,