Peach Melba - james martin style *PICS*

  1. Ingredients
    250g/9oz caster sugar
    3 tbsp water
    250ml/9fl oz fresh orange juice
    100g/3½oz pistachio nuts
    6 white peaches
    50g/2oz unsalted butter, softened but not completely melted
    150g/5½oz fresh raspberries

    1. Place 150g/5½oz of the sugar into a heavy-based pan with the water. Heat gently until the sugar has completely melted and formed a clear syrup. Turn up the heat and cook for about five minutes, or until the mixture turns a light caramel colour.
    [​IMG]2.Remove the pan from the heat and carefully stir in the orange juice - it will splutter. Set aside and allow to cool and thicken slightly, then stir in the pistachios.
    [​IMG]3. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2.
    4. Using a mini-blowtorch, blacken the peach skins all over, then peel off the skin by rubbing with a clean cloth.
    5. Brush the peaches liberally with the butter using a pastry brush, then sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
    6. Place the peaches into a small roasting tin and spoon the caramel over them. Transfer to the oven and roast for about 20 minutes, basting the peaches with the pan juices from time to time.
    8. Remove the tin from the oven, cover loosely with foil and leave to cool - this helps the juices to gather in the bottom of the tin.
  2. 9. To serve, place the peaches onto serving plates and drizzle over the caramel sauce from the roasting tin.

    the recipe is james martins and the pictures (which are surprisingly GOOD:tup:) are mine :biggrin: enjoy and do tell me if u need any help!
  3. That looks delicious! You could also serve with vanilla ice cream!
  4. That looks fantastic! I'm glad the directions call for a blowtorch, because I don't have a gas stove! I'm definitely going to try this sometime, maybe with almonds and apricots :nuts: