Roasted Peaches in Bourbon Syrup with Smoked Salt

Roasted Peaches in Bourbon Syrup with Smoked Salt
A handful of pantry ingredients—brown sugar, smoked salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and bourbon—transforms simple roasted peaches into a sublime summer dessert.Jessie YuChen

In his cookbook Salted, Mark Bitterman writes of this recipe: "Your first bite will expand the boundaries of sensation separating your mouth from the rest of your body, and you'll be feeling spiciness in the warmth of your hands and smokiness in the tingling of your toes. And by the third bite your mind will have moved on to peel the black backing off the edge of the universe, filling the unending space beyond with your pounding heart."

This recipe is excerpted from Salted by Mark Bitterman. Copyright (C) 2009 by Mark Bitterman. Excerpted by permission of Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.