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Peach Melba

Combine the raspberries, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl then force the mixture through a sieve using the back of a spoon or a rubber spatula. Arrange the peaches in serving glasses or bowls. Top with a scoop of ice-cream and pour over the raspberry sauce.

Trivia

  • Created by French chef Auguste Escoffier to celebrate Melba’s 1893 visit to London.
  • Opera soprano Dame Nellie Melba died on 23rd February 1931.
  • Melba was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical vocalist.
  • She was born with the name Helen Porter Mitchell.
  • She took her professional surname from her home town of Melbourne.
  • She was made a Dame for her charity work during World War I.
  • She is featured on the current Australian $100 note.