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We recently learned that in France, people often eat a snack in the afternoon called a goûter. We love it so much because wenalways have a little snack ourselves in the late afternoon, but didn't know it even had a name elsewhere. Out of excitement, we wrote a French-inspired recipe that we think would be perfect as a goûter.

Serves 6

1 kg / 35 oz peaches 3 tbsp maple syrup 2 tbsp olive oil 6 tbsp water Pinch of salt ¾ tsp dried lavender flowers (optional)

6 slices of good, light sourdough bread Store-bought or homemade vegan cream cheese More maple syrup to serve

Preheat the oven to 200°C / 390°F.

Wash the peaches, cut them in half, remove the pit and cut into slices. Place on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan. Combine the maple syrup, olive oil, water, salt and lavender in a small bowl, pour over the peaches and mix well. Place in the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, until peaches are soft, juicy and browned in some spots.

Meanwhile, in a skillet (or in the oven), toast the bread slices on both sides until browned. Remove the peaches from the oven. Spread cream cheese on each bread slice, top with peaches, and drizzle the juice of the peaches over the top. Add with more maple syrup, if desired, and serve.


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