Poached Peaches

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By Nigella Lawson

Published 1998

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I never think of myself as someone who likes cooked fruit – it’s hard to believe that anything could improve on its natural and fresh state – but these peaches are a revelation. I wouldn’t poach peaches with flesh as green and hard as young almonds; but ones which are slightly resistant, slightly lacking in that fragrant juiciness that is owing to the peachy estate, take on a plump but well-toned fleshiness and an aromatic roundedness that you couldn’t believe could be brought about by just