A lot can happen in four weeks.
And since it’s been that amount of time since my last post, I’ll give a quick run down.
The friendly skies brought my husband back home safely from Italy– and none too soon. Our sweet daughter Siena Grace was born just four days later. Two days after we were blessed with her, we moved into what will be our home for the summer. Just over a week later, the hubster started his summer internship in San Francisco. This leaves me carless two days a week, but thanks to living in Milan, I’m quite ok with it. Towards the end of June, my parents came to meet Siena, and while they were here we also celebrated the little man’s second birthday!
It’s been a month full of firsts and changes. What I discovered about change long ago still stands true however. In most cases, you emerge from it a more enriched, if not slightly exhausted, person. Fortunately the enrichment stays and the exhaustion is (usually) temporary!
What hasn’t changed is my never-ending quest for good, quality food. It’s what inspires me to cook, to be creative, and to write these posts. The peaches in this recipe are what inspired the whole dish, and boy-oh-boy am I glad! Peaches, paired with mascarpone slightly sweetened with honey, sprinkled with a crunch of toasted almonds and wrapped in crispy Challah is simply divine. It’s just sweet and light enough to leave you wanting more.
And that’s a good place to be.
(This post is part of The Food Matter’s Project. This weeks host recipe is Updated Tea Sandwiches and was chosen by Aura at Dinner With Aura. See her site or check out the Food Matter’s site for other variations on these little delights.)
Peach Mascarpone Sandwiches
1 loaf Challah bread, sliced into 16 pieces (Brioche would work great too)
4-5 ripe peaches, sliced (I used both Yellow and Saturn peaches)
8 oz mascarpone cheese
4 tsp honey plus more for drizzling
4 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted
Mix together the mascarpone and the honey. Taking two pieces of bread, layer peaches on top one slice. Scoop a tablespoon of the mascarpone on top the peaches. Sprinkle with toasted almonds. Press the second piece of bread on top and push down. Into a buttered pan or griddle heated on medium-low place the assembled bread and grill on both sides until crispy and golden. Garnish with additional peaches, mascarpone, honey or almonds.
PS. Our new and improved family!
Our sweet Siena.