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Dessert

Griddled peaches with hazelnuts and melting chocolate

1 of your 5 a day

This fruit-based dish is easy to make, taste deliciousand is the perfect way to get one of your five a day

 

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe peaches or nectarines
  • 1 tsp melted butter
  • 25g chopped hazelnuts
  • 15g Waitrose continental plain chocolate, finely chopped

Method

  1. Halve and stone the peaches or nectarines and brush lightly with the melted butter. Cook the fruit halves in a hot griddle pan for 5 minutes on each side until softened and golden.

  2. Divide among small serving plates and scatter over the hazelnuts and plain chocolate. at while warm. Serves 4 as a dessert.


866587 Domaine des Forges Côteaux du Layon Chaume £8.99


A luscious sweet wine with balancing freshness. Chenin Blanc grapes are carefully vinified at cool temperatures in vats and oak barrels, ensuring a wonderful combination of fruity sweetness and bright fresh flavours.


Plum fool

Once ripe, plums will keep longer if stored in the fridge, but they taste their best when eaten at room temperature. A good source of potassium and fibre, they also contain the antioxidant vitamin E, which protects your body tissues andcells from damage. Two plums count as 1 of your 5 a day

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus chilling
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes, plus chilling

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 500g plums, halved and stoned
  • 1 cinnamon stick, halved
  • 50g agave nectar
  • 500g Waitrose natural fat-free fromage frais

Method

  1. Place the plums in a pan with the cinnamon stick and 1 tbsp water. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until very soft.

  2. 2. Leave to cool, then discard the cinnamon stick. Transfer to a large bowl and, using a handheld blender, whizz the mixture to make a thick purée.

  3. Stir in the agave nectar, then ripple the fromage frais through the plum purée. Chill in the fridge until ready to eat.Spoon into small bowls or glasses to serve.

Cook's tip

Plums really vary in their balance of sweetness and tartness, so add the agave nectar a little at a time until the fool suits your tastes.


622328 Waitrose Seriously Plummy Maury 37.5cl £10.99

Decadently sweet, there’s an opulent cherry mouthful of liqueur plums and figs, with young blueberry-like tannins that remain fresh through to the long, spicy finish.




LOVE life Lime and ginger scented pinapple

Vegetarian

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes, plus chilling

 

Ingredients

  • 1 medium pineapple
  • 1 x ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 lime, juice and grated zest
  • 500g Waitrose fat-free fromage frais

Method

  1. Carefully peel the pineapple and remove the ‘eyes’. Using a sharp knife, cut across the pineapple, as thinly as possible, to create round slices.

  2. Arrange the slices on a serving platter and sprinkle with the ginger, lime zest and juice. To allow the flavours to marinate, chill in the fridge for an hour or until ready to serve.



  3. Divide between plates and top each serving with a spoonful of fromage frais.

Cooks tip

For a variation on this dessert, try dressing other sliced tropical fruit, such as mango and papaya with lime and ginger. Any leftover marinated fruit can be whizzed up in a blender with some apple juice and a spoonful of natural yogurt to make a delicious smoothie.

727790 Carte Or Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise NV 37.5cl £7.99

Made solely from Muscat à Petits Grains grapes that have been fermented at a low temperature. This ensures Carte Or is never heavy or cloying despite the obvious sweetness on the palate. Lifted by lemon hints.


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