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3 plates of griddled peaches with strawberries.
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Griddled Peaches & cream with Macerated Strawberries

This simple summer dessert of sweet juicy griddled peaches with macerated strawberries, is served fresh basil and cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Macerating time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Modern British
Keyword: BBQ, summer
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Entwistle

Equipment

  • Griddle pan or barbecue

Ingredients

For the macerated strawberries

  • 225 g (8oz) strawberries
  • 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 - 4 medium basil leaves shredded

For the cream

  • 150 ml (¼pt) double (heavy) cream
  • 150 g (5oz) mascarpone
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar

For the griddled peaches

  • 4 ripe and ready to eat peaches not overly soft
  • cooking oil (light olive oil or cold pressed rapeseed oil)

Instructions

Macerate the strawberries

  • Wash, hull and slice 225g (8oz) strawberries and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with 1-2 teaspoon sugar and a couple of shreded basil leaves and ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar and gently stir to coat the strawberries in the vinegar and sugar. Leave to macerate for about 30 minutes.

Prepare the cream

  • Whip 150ml (¼pt) double cream until just holding its shape. Then beat in 150g (5oz) mascarpone and 1 tablespoon icing sugar until thick. Chill until required.

Prepare the peaches

  • Starting at the stem, use a small sharp knife to cut  into the peach and slice the fruit in half cutting through to the stone. Twist the two peach halves in opposite directions to separate. Then carefully remove the stone carefully.
  • Heat a griddle pan until it is nice and hot. Brush the cut side of the peach with a little oil and place on the griddle pan. Leave them to cook and caramelise for at least 5 minutes. Don't be tempted to move them during the cooking process.
  • Carefully remove the peaches from the griddle pan and serve with the strawberries and cream. Sprinkle with a few more pieces of shredded basil and enjoy.

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Notes

Leave to macerate for about 30 minutes but not for any longer than 90 minutes as the berries will break down too much.