Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
I saw Graham Norton cook this on a recent episode of Gordon Ramsay's UK cooking show 'The F Word'. It looked really easy and tasty so I wanted to jot it down. On the show, Graham sprinkled lavender flowers over the finished product. I don't know about you but I can't easily get those even if I wanted to eat them. So, I have written the recipe down without them but you could add them if you wish.
- 4 fresh peaches
- 4 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
- 4 amaretti
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Bring a pan of water to the boil.
- Plunge the peaches in for approximately 30 seconds - this makes the skin easier to peel.
- Drain and refresh in cold, iced water.
- Carefully peel the peaches once cool.
- Cut in half and remove the stones.
- In a large bowl mix the peach halves with the amaretto and maple syrup.
- Sprinkle over the sugar and mix well.
- Allow the peaches to sit in the marinade for a few minutes.
- Place the peaches, cut side up, on a non-stick baking tray.
- Spoon the marinade into the holes in the peaches to keep them moist while cooking, pour over any excess.
- Sprinkle with a little extra sugar.
- Bake in the oven for approximately 5- 8 minutes, then remove and baste with the cooking juices, return to the oven to for a further 5 minutes, or until the peaches are tender.
- Remove from the oven.
- Serve two peach halves per person, cut side down on the plate.
- Spoon a little crème fraiche on each plate and drizzle the remaining juices over the crème fraiche.
- Lightly crush the Amaretti biscuits and sprinkle over the plates.