This week the I ♥ Cooking Club members are diving into the spice rack …
Northern Germany has a great summer this year and every one is craving for cool food. There were still red currants and wonderful donut peaches on the weekly market and I leafed through Nigel Slater’s Tender * to get some inspiration. I stopped at warm peaches with summer berries on page 1118. Nigel sometimes uses members of the currant family to lift the flavours of sweeter fruits like peaches. But warm peaches at 30 °C? No way, just a salad.
I decided to combine peaches and red currants with the long pepper cream from Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking series.
I have to admit, I never used long pepper before. Before chillies arrived from South America, cooks used long pepper. It looks like birch seeds and the flavour is lightly sweet and its taste is close to black pepper, but more sweet and a spicy, but not unpleasant aftertaste.
is a great refreshing lunch on a hot summer day.