It’s all peachy!

Peach season is at its peak and here at Caiger & Co. we are certainly making the most of it!

We use peaches for everything from a simple snack, to making smoothies, in summer salads and of course to make delicious desserts. At a BBQ that we catered for last week we made a salad with peaches, parma ham and halloumi which proved to be a big hit. Another of our favourite peach recipes is grilled peaches with vanilla shortbread. It’s a scrumptious pudding and the perfect end to a summer dinner party. Give it a go yourself…

 

Grilled peaches with vanilla shortbread

4 peaches, cut in half and stoned
olive oil
icing sugar

Shortbread

225g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
110g caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
225g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
110g cornflour
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla paste

Method
To make the shortbread, rub all of the ingredients together. Kneed lightly to form a dough.
Let the dough chill in the fridge for 1 hour before rolling out between two pieces of greaseproof paper. Cut out shapes or slice into fingers. Chill again for 30-60 mins.
Preheat an oven to 170oC, bake once chilled for 20 mins or until lightly golden. Allow to cool on wire racks.
Meanwhile, brush oil over the peaches and dust with icing sugar. Heat up a griddle pan.
Once hot, sear the peaches on both sides. Remove from the pan once done. Serve with the shortbread and cream.
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