I have always tried where possible to stick to seasonal fruits and vegetables. You get the best of the season at better prices and generally get local, UK produce.
But what about people reading this in Europe, in America, Australia and everywhere in between.
I have just had a request from California. The peach season is in full swing and my reader wanted a seasonal party dessert that would be delicious, yet easy.
As for home peaches; unfortunately the UK season for Peaches is very short and not widely available (late August). My recommendation would be to use french peaches that have not had to travel too far and are just as juicy as far flung fruits. Or to use apricots. Apricots are a great alternative and will be available late May also so not too long to wait for these sweet, golden bundles.
If you are ever reading from elsewhere, please do drop me a line for any requests you may have, and I will do my best to come up with some seasonal tasty treats.
Moving on to the main event, peaches …
Baked Butter White Peaches on Grilled Brioche
I wanted to do a super easy, quick treat you can knock up in less than 30 minutes.
So simple, but so delicious!
A decadent breakfast, a sumptuous dessert, or both. The choice is yours.
Serves 1, just multiply per person.
x 2 very ripe/over ripe peaches quartered and de-stoned
x 40g unsalted butter
x 1-2 slices of brioche per person
x 1-2 tablespoons of honey
x icing sugar for dusting (optional)
x pinch of vanilla powder or seeds from a pod
To serve: Yoghurt if you’re making breakfast or good quality vanilla ice cream for dessert
Quarter peaches and place on a baking tray.
Meanwhile, melt the butter on the hob and add the vanilla. Allow to bubble for 1-2 minutes until slightly brown.
Pour butter over the sliced peaches and place under the grill on full heat for 10-15 minutes.
Near the end of the 15 minutes, place the brioche under the grill and allow to brown. Flip halfway, so both sides are nicely golden.
Place grilled brioche onto the plate, place peaches on top and pour over hot butter from the pan. Top with a dollop of natural yoghurt, or a scoop of ice cream and drizzle over honey to finish.
Dust with icing sugar for that extra razzle dazzle.
This beautiful breakfast or dessert could not be easier or quicker.
If peaches aren’t your thing, nectarines or even plums would work well too. Just make sure they are fresh and ripe.
Janine, Bake Love