Okay, so I lied. This is what I made for dessert on the boy's birthday. I wasn't going to blog this as I wasn't happy with the quality of the photo - this was from the first batch and I was slightly drunk at this point so no longer capable of perfect operation of a camera. However, the boy said the photo looked great so the recipe gets to see the light of day.
I wanted a dessert that was special enough to be a treat, wasn't horribly sweet, and which would complement the bottle of Sauternes I had bought. As the boy in question loves peaches (though, I suspect is more partial peach iced tea) this seemed like the perfect solution. If you've had a large or indulgent meal, two peaches will easily serve four people. However, if you're still hungry, one each is plenty.
Ingredients (serves 2-4):
6 amaretti biscuits
25g unsalted butter
1 tbsp honey
1 dsp sweet white wine
2 tsp demerera sugar
Preheat the oven to 175°C. While the oven is heating up, crumble the amaretti biscuits into a bowl then melt the butter in a saucepan. Mix together the biscuits, butter, honey and sweet white wine, then slice the peaches in half, remove the stones and place cut side up in an oven-proof dish.
Spoon a heaped teaspoon onto the flat side of each of the peach halves, then drizzle with a little more sweet white wine and honey. Sprinkle with demerera sugar and then bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the topping turns golden. Serve with ice cream or crème fraîche and a glass of lightly chilled sweet white wine.