Anne Hathaway – Stuffed Peaches
By Vera Fourie
Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 12, 1982. The first teenager ever admitted into the Barrow Group Theater Company’s acting program. Gaining widespread recognition for her roles in The Princess Diaries, Anne quickly became an A-list star, appearing in critically acclaimed films like Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight Rises. Receiving an Academy Award for best supporting actress in Les Misérables. She was also nominated for Best Actress in the film Rachel Getting Married. Despite her talent, Anne admits she has had struggles, claiming she found it difficult to achieve a proper Yorkshire accent for the film One Day. Anne is friends with fellow actresses Emily Blunt, Sienna Miller and Heather Matarazzo and is allergic to cats – ironically, considering her role as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. She does, however, have dogs – a Labrador named Esmerelda, and a spaniel/terrier mix, Edward. Anne supports several charities and has a strong moral code, deciding to leave the Catholic Church due to its condemnation of her brother Michael, who is gay. She once almost drowned when she nearly swept out to sea while vacationing in Hawaii – she got caught up in a riptide, and a fast-acting surfer came to her rescue.
3 Large ripe nectarine peaches, each cut in half and pitted
4 Tablespoons of butter
2 Tablespoons of packed brown sugar
1 Large egg, lightly beaten
¾ Cup of coarsely crushed ginger and nut cookies
2 Tablespoons amaretto liqueur (optional)
1 Tablespoon of finely chopped almonds
Preheat your oven to 350°F and scoop out and reserve half of the flesh from each peach half. Grease a shallow glass or ceramic baking dish with one tablespoon butter, and place the peaches, hollow side up, in the dish. Chop the reserved peach flesh, blend two tablespoons butter with one tablespoon sugar, and add to the chopped peach. Stir in the egg, crushed cookies, and amaretto (if you’re using it) until blended, then spoon evenly into peach the halves. Divide the remaining butter into six portions and place one portion on each stuffed peach. Sprinkle the peaches with almonds and the remaining brown sugar, then bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until peaches are softened and topping is browned. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
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