Graham Norton's Roasted Peaches With Amaretto

"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."
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  • 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.

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