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Orange Flower Water Peaches with Rosemary, Almonds and Cream

Finish your outdoor feast with this sweet treat from Rukmini Iyer's The Green Barbecue featuring lightly caramelised peaches and flaked almonds.

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Rosemary, sage, thyme – I love using them in sweet dishes, and particularly with fruit. Here, rosemary combines with lightly griddled peaches and crisp almonds for an easy end to a late summer party.

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3 heaped tbsp soft light brown sugar
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves finely chopped
4 just-ripe to underripe peaches, halved
2 tsp orange flower water
40g toasted flaked almonds
crème fraîche, to serve

Essential kit

You will need: a barbecue.


Mix the sugar and rosemary together and set aside on a plate.

Once your barbecue is ready, dip the cut side of the peaches in the rosemary sugar, then grill the peaches cut side up for 5 minutes. Flip them over and grill for a further 5 minutes, keeping a close eye so the sugar caramelises, rather than burns. (Don’t worry if you lose a bit of sugar to the grill – the peaches will still caramelise beautifully.)

Remove the hot peaches from the grill and arrange on a platter. Scatter over the flaked almonds, sprinkle over the orange blossom water, and serve hot with the crème fraîche alongside.

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From the book: The Green Barbecue

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