November 21, 2011 in Desserts
I like to think that I’m like most other folk here, but I generally only make pudding for guests.
I’ll be completely gutted if I find out that the rest of you do this daily for your families and that I’ve unwittingly been a dreadful mother to my sons!!
This pudding is loosely based on one I had in my previous (married) life, so I unfortunately can’t give any credit for the originator, but I like to think I’ve made enough changes to make it my own. It’s a gloriously-easy summery dessert that never fails to impress, despite the odd array of ingredients.
CHILLI PEACH & STRAWBERRY DESSERT – Serves 4
You’ll need the following ingredients:
1 large tin of peach slices (don’t give up on this recipe because of this – trust me, it’s a winner)!!
1 punnet of strawberries, hulled & halved
1 tin of granadilla pulp (optional)
2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
1 red chilli, seeded & finely diced (not optional)
Pour the peach syrup into a heavy pan and, over high heat, boil until slightly reduced.
Remove from the heat and stir in the basil, mint, chilli and granadilla pulp (if using).
Combine the peach slices & strawberry halves in a glass bowl and pour the hot syrup over the fruit, gently stirring to coat.
Chill in the fridge for a few hours.
Serve with ice-cream … then sit back and wait for the compliments!!