BBC Radio Recipe: Peach Melba

RECIPE: Peach Melba


Peach Melba

Peach Melba

I would never give you a seasonal menu without dessert! Peaches and raspberries are best in July. Served with ice cream, this dish is both traditional and iconic, as well as peak-season.

Peach Melba
Serves 4
  • 4 peaches, cut in half
  • 2 cups water
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¼ lemon
  • (optional: vanilla bean)
  • 170 g raspberries
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. Combine the water, sugar, and lemon juice (and the optional vanilla bean) in a sauté pan, and simmer until the sugar has dissolves.
  2. Add the peaches to the simmering liquid, and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side, depending on how ripe the peaches are.
  3. Set the peaches aside to cool enough to remove their skins and stones.
  4. Combine the raspberries with ¼ cup of the peach cooking syrup, and leave to sit, mashing it up very slightly.
  5. Serve with two peach halves, then a scoop or two of good vanilla ice cream, and the raspberry syrup on top.
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One Response to BBC Radio Recipe: Peach Melba

  1. Anonymous says:

    Perfect summer recipe. This even looks good for breakfast.

    Thoughts in Progress

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