Griddled Peaches With Vanilla Creams

Make the most of delicious ripe peaches by griddling them on the AGA.


Vanilla creams:

600ml (1 pint) single cream

3 level tsp gelatine

1 vanilla pod

1 tsp rosewater

55g (2 oz) caster sugar

Griddled Peaches:

4 peaches, halved and stoned

Runny honey

Serves 4


1. Lightly oil 4 ramekins or dariole moulds with some almond oil or flavourless oil.

2. First make the vanilla creams by placing 3 tablespoons of the cream in a basin, then sprinkle over the gelatine in an even layer. Leave to go spongy.

3. Meanwhile put the remaining cream into a saucepan, split the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds into the cream, add the rosewater and sugar. Gently heat and stir the cream on the Simmering Plate until almost boiling, then remove from the heat and whisk in the gelatine until it is dissolved.

4. Divide the mixture between the ramekins and chill until set, about 3 hours.

5. Heat an AGA grill pan and griddle the peaches both sides, (cut side down first), until beginning to caramelise.

6. Unmould the vanilla creams onto individual plates with the warm peaches accompanying, drizzle with the honey and scatter with rose petals.

Decoration: Rose petals

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