Peaches herald the height of summer. Their juice, soft flesh and velvet skin all sing of warm days spent picnicking in the sun. Make the most of this special seasonal fruit with one of these lip-smacking recipes. From tarts to salads, we have plenty of inspiration on how to enjoy peaches this year.
Buttery and rich, Claire Ptak's Crumb Bun cake pairs beautifully with sweet peaches. An excellent cake for picnics and parties.
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Peach and Mozzarella with Sweet Chilli and Tomato Glaze from A Salad for All Seasons by Harry Eastwood
Enjoy mixing sweet and savoury in this light salad recipe. The sweet chilli and tomato glaze adds a punch of flavour to an otherwise delicate dish.
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Peach Frangipane Tart from The Great British Bake Off: How to Turn Everyday Bakes into Showstoppers by Linda Collister
A classic bake from the GBBO recipe book, this tart combines peaches, frangipane, and a crisp, sweet pastry base.
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If you are lucky enough to have a glut of peaches, make Angela Hartnett's superb chutney. The chutney stores for months on end so you can stock up.
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Get your pancake fix the easy way with this clever traybake from TASTY – peach and blueberry is an ideal high summer combo, but you can adjust the fruit according to the season.
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This striking jam is an excellent fate for excess peaches, plus will use up a glut of blackberries too. This jam will keep unopened for 6 months so you can return to the taste of summer when in the middle of winter.
From the book
The Modern Preserver: Chutneys, pickles, jams and more
130 creative recipes for all things preserved
Classic methods with a fresh contemporary twist
Inspiration for homemade gifts
This tart is a real celebration of peaches. Paired with almonds and rosemary, this sophiscated dish makes for a wonderful summer dessert.
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This simple recipe allows the flavour of the fruit to really shine – the peaches are lightly caramelised and served with toasted almonds and vanilla ice cream.
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Orange Scented Peach Cobbler from The Roasting Tin: Deliciously Simple One-Dish Dinners by Rukmini Iyer
This American-inspired dessert from roasting tin aficionado Rukmini Iyer is made with a light, buttery scone topping. It's a delicious dessert and any leftovers are perfect for breakfast the next day.
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