I love making dishes that are inspired by the flowers in our house. And I love that this new found inspiration means I can justify having vases, bottles and jugs of flowers, dotted around our home!
Plus who doesn't love popping candy? A treat for grown ups and children alike.
What I don't love is how quickly fruit seems to go soft in the fruit bowl, in the summer.
I made up this easy recipe for sad looking peaches, that are a day past their best, inspired by these beautiful roses my husband gave me for our "bronze" 8 year anniversary! (You can see our wedding video here) I always find it such a shame that they start to shrivel, almost seconds after looking their best.
- Ripe or almost too ripe peaches
- Amaretto (or not if you fancy it alcohol free)
- Cinnamon sugar
- Vanilla sugar
- Popping candy
- Ice cream to serve
Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees or Gas Mark 4.
Slice your peach and layer in a skillet or oven proof dish. I made individual ones but you could make a larger version just layer up a few more peaches.
Drizzle over approximately 2 tablespoons of honey to coat your peaches.
Add a splash of Amaretto, or two if you are feeling cheeky.
Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar (make your own by mixing Demerara/Caster sugar and ground cinnamon together) and a few shakes of vanilla sugar.
Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins until the tops of the peaches are caramelised and golden.
Serve immediately with a generous sprinkle of popping candy (it fizzes with the heat) and a dollop of ice cream.
Have you got any good recipes for using up soft fruit?
You might like some of my other recipes inspired by beautiful blooms. Have a peek!