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Commentary: Origins of Peach Melba

Peach Melba is a classic dessert that was invented in the early 1890’s by a French chef named Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel in London to honor the Australian soprano, Dame Nellie Melba.

The dessert features sliced peaches, raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream… sometimes served with whipped cream and sliced almonds.

This dessert is a favorite of mine… it combines three things I love… peaches, raspberry and of course …ice cream….

No dessert recipe file is complete without the classic Peach Melba dessert. It just has to be included in our recipes. I also have one I invented and another I found that sounded good… with a few modifications (did you expect anything less?)

Just a reminder… this dessert does not have to kill a diet… you can use frozen non-fat yogurt for the vanilla ice cream… and there are non-fat pound cakes you can purchase in the supermarket…. AND if you want to… there are non-fat whipped creams also….remember… food is what you make it… and in most cases… you can trim fat and calories…

So try them out see what you like…. And most of all enjoy them!



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