*Whether or not to peel the peaches is optional. I peeled mine but they were perfectly ripe and the skin was easily removed with a knife. However, if your peaches are slightly firm the peel will not be easy to remove. If slightly under-ripe, use a sharp knife and mark the top of the peach with a cross. Bring a large pan of water to a boil. Place the peaches in the boiling water for 15-20 seconds. Have ready a large bowl of iced water and immediately plunge the peaches into the water. When cool enough to handle you will find the skin will be easily removed.
*For the best flavour, always use good quality vanilla. Imitation “vanilla” is not made from a vanilla bean, it is synthetically made, containing artificial flavours and often unwanted additives
*My baking dish was 28cmx18cm/11”x7 ½”