Poached Nectarine with Creme Fraiche
1 cup water
1 cup elderflower cordial
1/3 cup sugar
½ tsp rose water
vanilla wafers (kammerjunkere) - optional
Put water, elderflower cordial, sugar, and rose water into a saucepan just large enough to hold the nectarines. Bring to the boil, stirring frequently to ensure all the sugar dissolves.
Reduce the heat and add the nectarines to the pan. Poach gently for 10-12 minutes, turning every so often, until they are tender when pierced with a sharp knife. Remove from the pan and allow to cool slightly before carefully peeling away the skins, cutting the fruit in half and removing the stones.
Increase the heat once more and boil the poaching liquid until it has reduced by two thirds and is syrupy. Allow the syrup to cool, then pour it over the nectarines. Chill until you are ready to serve.