It's potluck time at I ♥ Cooking Club. This week I think I will stick with Nigel Slater recipes. Let's talk easy desserts!
Last year we discovered baked peaches. It was a life changer for healthy desserts. Have you ever gotten a peach and you look forward to the juiciness, the sweet flesh of the ripe peach and then your hopes are dashed because it's mealy? That sucks, doesn't it?
Well, fear not. Even a hard peach can be a treat if you let it sit a few days before popping it in the oven. Might it be a mealy peach? Doesn't matter when you bake it. How great is that?
Here is the original recipe from Nigel Slater's column
The Observer,May 2010
Baked peaches with maple syrup and vanilla
4 ripe peaches
4 tbsp maple syrup
a pinch vanilla seeds, about the contents of 1 pod
juice of 1 lime
Set the oven at 400 F (200C/gas mark 6). Wipe the peaches and slice them in half. Discard the stones and place the fruit, cut side up, in a shallow baking dish.
Put the syrup in a bowl with the vanilla seeds and the lime juice. Mix well then pour over the peaches. Bake for approximately 35 minutes till the peaches are tender. It is good to baste the fruit from time to time as it cooks.
Here is another version - use cinnamon and a side of coffee ice cream.
Okay, it's not a healthy dessert if you plop ice cream on the peach...at least not each and every time.
Let's see what else is being served up for potluck at I ♥ Cooking Club.