Drunken peaches


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Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

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This is the next best thing to leaning over the sink eating ripe, juicy, dribbly peaches on their own. Serve each rose-coloured peach in the middle of a white shallow bowl, like a pasta bowl, so that everyone can still lean forward and dribble.


  • 750 ml (26 fl oz) rosé
  • 200 g (7


Combine wine, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan, and bring to the boil. Simmer until it no longer smells alcoholic, or until slightly reduced in volume, around 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

Peel peaches by lightly cutting the skin from top to bottom and immersing in a pot of simmering water for 5 seconds. Dunk into a bowl of cold water and peel off skin. Arrange peaches snugly in a h