Images courtesy of Cassell Illustrated

Italian chef Valentina Harris presents one of her fabulous recipes from her repertoire of dishes.

Ingredients

(serves 4 people)
4 yellow peaches; 4 tbsps caster sugar;
500ml (17floz) dry white wine;
a handful of fresh mint leaves;
4 large scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Preparation

Blanch the peaches in boiling water for 1 minute, then skin, stone and slice them thickly.
Put the peach slices in a bowl and sprinkle with the sugar. Mix together then cover them with the white wine. Add the mint and put in the fridge for 1 hour so the flavours have time to develop.
Remove the peaches from the fridge and drain. Arrange the fruit in 4 individual serving bowls, cover with ice cream and drizzle over any remaining wine to serve.