Quintessentially English, Vanilla Poached Fruit is the perfect light dessert on a hot summer’s day. Make ahead and keep on standby. Serve as they are, with cream or splurge and use them to top meringues. And as an added bonus, there’s a refreshing drink for the taking – made from the leftover syrup.
I really hate to start with a grumble, but where exactly is the British Summer? We’ve passed Mid-Summer’s Day and, still, it continues to pour buckets. Seriously, I’m getting so hacked off with the lack of need for sun lotion that I’m considering putting a disclaimer in my About page to make sure you forgive me my moaning. All is not lost though, because I have a recipe for Vanilla Poached Fruit to talk about today. And I defy any weather-weary spirits not to be lifted when faced with a bowlful of vibrant summer fruits swimming merrily in sweet & mellow vanilla syrup.
Although Vanilla Poached Fruit can be made throughout the entire year, my favourite time to make it is in the summer-time. More specifically: summertime when it’s cherry season….