Italian cuisine: Peach Crumble
- WTI Magazine #143 Sep 18, 2021
Keep summertime flavors alive in your desserts: Peach crumble is a delicious spoon dessert composed of a crunchy topping that hides a heart of soft and juicy peaches. The crumble is an English dessert, in fact "crumble" is also a verb meaning to reduce to small pieces (crumbs), and is made of fruit covered by a "crumbly" layer of sweet dough.
The peach crumble is really simple and quick to prepare: in this recipe the peaches are flavored with Cocoon beer, which gives a very distinct flavor. Definitely worth a try. You can substitute beer with a fruity white wine as well. This delicious dessert is excellent when accompanied by vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt, for a lighter version.
Peaches are a typical summer fruit in Italy, juicy and rich in water, and therefore perfect for summertime lifestyle! Peaches are highly satiating and have a low GI (Glycemic Index), keeping hunger at bay for longer periods, so they are a good choice to incorporate into a weight loss diet. They’re packed with antioxidants— beneficial compounds that combat oxidative damage and help protect your body against aging and disease. The fresher and riper the fruit, the more antioxidants it contains.
CRUMBLE di PESCHE (PEACH CRUMBLE)
Total preparation time: 1 hour Baking time: 20 + 10 minutes Servings: 4-5
4 peaches (or nectarines, if you prefer), washed, pelled and cut into pieces
250 ml (1 cup) Cocoon beer
140 g (1 cup) type 1 flour
140 g (1 ¼ cups) whole grain oatmeal
140 g (2/3 cup) brown sugar
100 g (3.5 oz) cold butter cut into cubes
40 g (1.5 oz) shelled almonds, roughly chopped
Note: If you use nectarines it is not necessary to peel them. - Paola