The combination of soft peaches, smooth crème fraîche and a refreshing granita will ensure this kids recipe is a big hit with the little ones. Adults can enjoy their own version by marinating the strawberries in strawberry or peach liqueur

Method
1.
To make the syrup, peel 1 strip of zest off the lemon and add to a pan with the water, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a low heat
2.
Cut around the peach stone and twist the 2 halves away from each other to separate. Use a small spoon to gently lift out the stone
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Tasty trivia
The peach has huge cultural significance in Asia. One example is Momotarō, a Japanese folk hero known for battling demons. In one version of his tale, Momotarō was born from a giant peach
3.
Place the peach halves into the hot syrup and cook over a low heat until tender. This may take less than 5 minutes or up to 15 depending on the ripeness of the peach, so keep testing
4.
Allow the peaches to cool in the syrup, then remove and discard the skins, set aside
Room for a little one
Peeling the peach skins should be an easy task for little hands to do. They should be easy enough to peel without a knife
5.
For the granita, place the strawberries into a heatproof bowl. Add the peach juice and the lemon juice
6.
Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and cook for around 40 minutes or until the strawberries break down and release all the juice
7.
Pass the liquid through a fine sieve and add 30g of sugar to sweeten (optional). Freeze in a large container, stirring every 30 minutes with a fork to make the ice slushy, until fully frozen
Back to school
Your kids should break up any large frozen chunks with the fork, but if the granita freezes too hard, let it soften a bit in room temperature for 2-3 minutes before flaking the ice with a fork
8.
Place a peach half in each bowl or glass. Wash and quarter the strawberries and scatter over the peach. Top with the granita and finish with the crème fraîche before serving
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Ingredients

Poached peaches

Strawberry granita

To serve

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

123
6%

Sugars

27g
30%

Fat

2g
2%

Saturates

1g
4%

Salt

23mg
0%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Peach, strawberry and crème fraîche marry together beautifully in this simple kids dessert recipe from renowned chef Adam Bennett

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