- 9-12 perfectly ripe dessert peaches
- 3 cups water
- 200 g brown sugar
- 1 t ground cardamon
- 1 t ground cinnamon
- 2 cardamom pods, smashed
- 1 stick cinnamon
Place the peaches in a bowl. Pour over enough boiling water to cover them. Allow to stand for 30 seconds. Remove using a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of ice and cold water. When cool enough to handle, remove the skins.
In a saucepan just big enough to hold the peaches snugly, simmer the water and sugar with the spices, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Add the peaches. Weight down with a small plate to keep them submerged. Cook very gently for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and turn the peaches around in the syrup. Weight down again and leave to cool in the syrup.
Once cooled, transfer the peaches to a heatproof bowl. Reduce the syrup over a high heat for 20 minutes or until thick. Spoon over the peaches. Serve chilled.
Cook's note: A suitably refreshing summer dessert. You could serve it with frozen yoghurt or Greek yoghurt if you like.
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