Lavender and Almond Baked Peaches
large, firm Peaches (skinned, stones removed & halved)
- ¼ cup
- ¼ cup
- 2 ounces
Amaretti biscuits (or macaroons)
- ¾ cup
- 2 teaspoons
- 2 tablespoons
Almond liqueur (or orange juice)
- To serve
Heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Enlarge the cavities of the peaches by hollowing out some of the flesh. Put the peach halves in a baking dish.
Beat the butter and sugar until pale, then beat in the egg yolk.
Stir in the hollowed out peach flesh, amaretti and almonds. Spoon into the centre of the peaches and scatter with lavender.
Pour over the amaretto, or orange juice. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the peaches are soft and the topping is golden. Serve hot or cold with whipped cream.