In-season stone fruit is so delicious, it doesn’t take much effort to make it into a heavenly pudding. Elderflower and lemon pair beautifully with peaches or apricots, or use 1 tsp almond extract instead of the cordial to go with plums.
- Prepare10 mins
- Cook15 mins
- Total time25 mins
Put 100ml water in a small-medium lidded frying pan with the pared lemon zest, lemon juice and 3 tbsp cordial over a low-medium heat until it starts to boil. Carefully add the peaches, cut-sides down, cover with a lid, turn the heat to low and cook for about 8 minutes, until just tender.
Use tongs to transfer the peaches to a serving dish. Discard the zest, then set the pan back over the heat and bubble the liquor until syrupy (2-3 minutes).
Serve warm or at room temperature. Use a balloon whisk to whip the cream with 1 tbsp of the cordial to soft peaks. Dollop the cream over the peaches and drizzle with syrup. Crumble over the biscuits and scatter with the fine zest.