Brioche with Caramel Peaches and Icecream

Ready in 20 minutes | Serves 4



  • 6 ripe yellow peaches
  • 100g palm sugar
  • 130g light muscovado sugar, keep aside 3 tbspns for peaches
  • 100ml water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 15g butter
  • Good quality vanilla icecream
  • 100g Shredded coconut, lightly toasted in a frypan over medium heat (optional)
  • 4 thick slices brioche



  1. Halve the peaches and remove the stones, then halve again into quarters

  2. Combine sugars and water in a saucepan over high heat until thick and golden (5-10mins)

  3. Add lemon juice and cool to room temperature. If too thick add a little extra water.

  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of the sugar in a heavy-based pan, when it begins to caramelize place the peaches, cut-side down in the caramel

  5. Add another tablespoon of sugar on top and cook for a few minutes

  6. As the sugar starts to disappear add 15 grams of butter.

  7. Cook until peaches are soft and caramelised.

  8. Toast brioche. Top with peaches, a scoop of icecream and toasted coconut.



  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.