Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Pesche alla Piemontese

Pesche alla Piemontese - ready to be placed in the oven

Summer fruits are now at their absolute best, especially peaches. So, here is a delicious dessert from the northern Italian region of Piemonte. Enjoy!

Pesche alla Piemontese (Serves 6):
7 peaches, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 30 g of butter, 4-5 amaretti biscuits, 1 egg yolk.

Cut peaches into halves. Scoop some flesh out of each peach and put it together with the flesh of 1 whole peach. Make this into a puree. Mix in sugar, crushed amaretti biscuits, egg yolk and butter. Put peaches into a tray and bake at moderate heat for 45 minutes (or less if using forced fan oven). Serve with a sweet sauce made out of half a glass of red wine, a tablespoon of sugar, 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam, all brought to the boil.

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