This is the way to make a true Peach Melba -- with fresh fruit.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 large, fresh, yellow peaches
1 pint ripe raspberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 quart French vanilla ice cream
Combine the sugar and water. Bring to the boiling point,stirring constantly. Lower the heat, cover, and boil over medium heat for 7 minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla.
Drop the peaches into boiling water for 1 or 2 minutes, then peel. Cut into halves, removing the pits.
Over medium heat, add two peach halves at once to the syrup, and poach 3 minutes. Remove from the syrup with a slotted spoon and chill.
Press the raspberries through a food mill or pur