Place the peaches in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 15 seconds, then remove to a bowl of cold water. Peel off the skins, halve and cut into thickish slices. Toss gently with the lemon juice.
In a small saucepan combine the sugar and water. Bring gently to the boil, swirling the pan to dissolve the sugar. As soon as it boils pour it over the peaches, scraping the pan with