Baked Peaches Recipe with Boiling Bacon

Boiling bacon with roasted peaches. French dish from Flotsam & Jetsam Ph: (09) 361 3831. Fog linen tea towel from Father Rabbit. Ph (09) 360 2573. Food stylist / Angela Casley. Photographer and prop stylist / Babiche Martens.

Serves 4-6

• 1kg piece boiling bacon
• 1 onion
• A few peppercorns
• 1 carrot
• Handful herbs
• 1 Tbsp grainy mustard
• 4 Tbsp brown sugar
• 2 Tbsp runny honey
• 6 ripe peaches, cut in half, stones removed
• Juice of 1 lemon

1. Place bacon piece in a large pot. Cover 
with water and add onion, peppercorns, carrot and herbs. Slowly bring to boil, then return to a simmer. Cook for 2-2½ hours until very tender. Remove from liquid and place in a lined ovenproof dish.

2. Preheat oven to 180C. Remove skin of bacon and discard. Smother mustard and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and honey over top of meat. Place peach halves around base of bacon, and sprinkle with remaining sugar and drizzle with lemon juice.

3. Bake for 30 minutes or until baconis golden and peaches roasted and juicy.

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