Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sheila's Pudding

This recipe, from Jamie Oliver, tasted fantastic, one of the best desserts I have had in a long while (and it has no hazelnuts in it)! You can use almost any fruit that you have at hand, strawberries or other berries, plums, nectarines or rhubarb. Serve hot from the oven with something cold like ice cream.

Sheila's Pudding
6 ripe peaches, halved and pits removed
4 heaped teaspoons demerara or brown granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean, scored lengthwise and seeds removed
4 Tbsp water
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup self-rising flour

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and lightly flour an ovenproof dish or bowl.

Put the peaches in a saucepan with the demerara sugar, the vanilla seeds and 4 Tbsp of water. Simmer for 5 minutes and then place into the dish or bowl.

Beat together the butter, superfine sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Add the flour, mix thoroughly and spread over the peaches.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

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