James and the Giant Peach: Peach Juice
by a tale
The last of three drinks from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes. Each one of them just as unique in taste as well as in texture.
This recipe represents the sheer embodiment of summer. A fusion of the peach’s sweet flesh and the mango’s sticky juice.
peaches, about 5-6
mango, about one
juice of one lemon
honey, to taste
Slice the peaches, discard the stones and chop into small chunks. Likewise proceed with the mango. Place the fruit in a tall bowl, add the freshly pressed lime juice and the sugar. Blend well and refrigerate for an hour or two.
Though the original recipe calls for canned fruits we chose to alter it and used fresh ones.
You might enhance the fruity flavour by adding some basil leaves.
In China the peach has long been held as a symbol for immortality and where consumed by the royal family to ensure their eternal presence. Pair them with torn mozzarella in summer and bake them with a pork belly in winter. Their strong sweet taste makes them a suitable partner for most meat dishes or easy desserts. Take 4 or 5 ripe peaches and slice them in half. Place them in a baking dish and pour over maple syrup mixed with vanilla seeds and fresh lime juice. Bake at 200°C until thoroughly tender. Baste the fruit from time to time.