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Roast peaches

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This recipe for roast peaches from John Doe restaurant in Notting Hill is super-easy but looks great and tastes delicious. It's ready in under 30 minutes, so it's perfect for a dinner party dessert.

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Ingredients

  • caster sugar 225g
  • butter 50g, cubed
  • cinnamon 1 stick
  • star anise 1
  • peaches 6 ripe, halved & stoned
  • mascarpone 250ml
  • vanilla pod 1, seeded
  • amaretti biscuits 16, gently crushed

Method

  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Sprinkle the sugar into the bottom of a baking tray, dot over the butter and add the spices. Put the peaches flat-side down on the mix and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until soft but still holding their shape. 

  • Step 2

    Step 2

    Meanwhile, mix the vanilla with the mascarpone. Remove the peaches from the oven and while still warm, peel and discard the skin. Keep warm while you make the sauce.

  • Step 3

    Step 3

    Scrape the sugar from the tray into a small pan, and reduce the cooking liquor until you get a drizzling consistency. 

  • Step 4

    Step 4

    Put 3 halves of peach per person on a plate, add a blob of the mascarpone, drizzle over the sauce and sprinkle over the amaretti biscuits.

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