Almonds and peaches are one of life’s utterly great combinations. If you don't have any amaretti biscuits, simply chop or grate blanched almonds over the peaches before serving.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
12 amaretti biscuits, crushed
1 tablespoon runny honey, plus extra for drizzling
A good dash of vin santo, or similar sweet dessert wine, plus extra for drizzling
4 peaches, halved and stones removed
Demerara sugar, to sprinkle
4 star anise
Preheat your oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
Melt the butter gently in a saucepan. In a mixing bowl, mix together the crushed amaretti biscuits, melted butter, honey and vin santo.
Lay the peaches flat side upwards on a baking sheet and put a heaped teaspoon of the biscuit mixture on to each of the peach halves. Sprinkle with a little demerara sugar and drizzle with a little more honey and vin santo. Scatter over the star anise.
Put into the oven for about 15-20 minutes, until they turn golden, then serve warm or cold.
Life is peachy