Fresh peaches with lemon balm & bay syrup

Fresh peaches with lemon balm & bay syrup

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Cook: 35 mins - 40 mins Plus 2 days infusing time

Easy

Serves 6
Something peachy for a special celebratory dinner

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal185
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars39g
  • fibre2g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 225g golden granulated sugar
  • 10 x 10cm/4in sprigs of fresh lemon balm
  • 3 small bay leaves, lightly crushed
  • juice of ½ lime
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To serve

  • 227g tub clotted cream, optional
  • Balmoral biscuits

Method

  1. Prepare two days in advance: dissolve the sugar in a pan with 300ml/1⁄2 pint water over a low heat. Put the lemon balm and bay leaves in a bowl. Pour in the hot syrup and lime juice, cover and leave in a cool place for at least 2 days.

  2. Several hours ahead, have ready a bowl of iced water. Plunge the peaches one at a time into a saucepan of boiling water. Remove from the pan immediately and put in iced water.

  3. Peel the peaches, then cut them in half and remove the stones. Put the halves in a bowl and strain the syrup over. Cover and chill for about 2 hours, basting from time to time.

  4. To serve, spoon a peach and some syrup into each dessert glass and serve with clotted cream and Balmoral biscuits on the side.

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