Dessert - Lactose intolerant safe (read bottom note)
5 ripe peaches
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp sugar
4 oz mixed berries
3 oz almonds, chopped
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
5 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp aromatic liqueur (Amaretto is the best)
4 ladyfingers, chopped
4 amaretti (cookies) crumbled
Wash and dry the peaches, divide 4 of them in half and remove the pits, scoop out a little bit of pulp in order to "make room" for the stuffing; peel and chop the 5th peach along with the pulp removed from the other ones.
Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of sugar the bottom of a non-stick skillet, place it over medium heat and when it turns into golden brown, add the halved peaches cutside down. After 1 minute flip them and caramelize the other side for one more minute. Remove them from the skillet and sautee, in it, the chopped pulp for 2 minutes.
In another skillet melt a dollop of butter with the remaining sugar (not the powdered one), add the berries, 3 tbsp water and cook for 3 minutes; crush with a fork and set aside.
In a bowl, mix the chopped peach with almonds, cocoa powder, ladyfingers, amaretti, powdered sugar, liqueur and a pinch of salt.
Distribute the stuffing over half peach and top with another half. Garnish with the mixed berries sauce.
This recipe serves 4.
- You can also serve these peaches halved (not topped by the other half) and grilled for 5 minutes in the oven.
- If there are kids, use milk instead of liqueur.
- Lactose intolerants can use one extra tbsp of water instead of butter and fruit syrup instead of milk, in the stuffing, if there are any kids.
WE HAVE BOTH LADYFINGERS AND AMARETTI THAT DON'T CONTAIN MILK!