It's time for another Recipe ReDux! It's also time for some celebration! You see, this week marks The Inventive Vegetarian's third birthday! I can't believe it's been so long, and I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has stopped by to read, comment, and say hi. This experience has gone above and beyond anything I could have imagined.
This month's Recipe ReDux theme is all about using spirits in the kitchen, which I think fits in nicely with our birthday festivities. So for this month, I decided to make us all a little treat - something that is ridiculously easy to prepare, feels decadent, and is small enough that we can keep it all to ourselves. I made bourbon baked peaches!
I always associate bourbon and peaches and have used them together many times over the years. They just balance each other so nicely! So when I wanted to make a "spirited" and celebratory dish, I immediately thought of bourbon and peaches. But right now my refrigerator is full of leftovers, so I didn't want to make something big. Instead, I made a single serving that is more satisfying than a pie or a cobbler could ever be.
We start with one plain peach. I'm so lazy, I don't even bother peeling it. Next we mix together some brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and bourbon, and pour it over our peach. Stick it under the broiler for 8-10 minutes until everything is starting to brown, and add a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Voila! Dessert is served!
How do you celebrate?