Monday, August 30, 2010

Basil, Brown Sugar and Peaches

So just writing that makes my mouth water. Two things we have in abundance just now, that I might not have thought to put together only I was looking for a recipe to adopt for the Adopt a GF blogger event and saw this on Shauna's site, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef. Seems she loves the Wednesday NYT almost as much as we do around here: this one originated there. I think it is a beautiful thing that these recipes get new life and sometimes new tricks when they are spun up for another time around on the web, though this one needs no spinning at all to be absolutely fabulous. Just look!

Peaches Roasted with Brown Sugar and Basil

3 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened 
3 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of salt
4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a small bowl, mash together butter, sugar, basil, cinnamon and salt. Spoon mixture into cavities of peaches.
Bake until the peaches are soft and butter is bubbling, about 15 minutes.

Thanks Shauna.



  1. Wow, that's stunning, Lydia! I'm working on the roundup right now, but just had to take a look. Novel recipe and well done! :-)

  2. Lydia! Great adoption post! That picture and the recipe look amazing! What a wonderful combination of flavors! ;)