It about was 2 months ago when I visited the fruits and vegetables market near international city and got some fruits and vegetables, they did have some stuff at a good rate but not all stuff are good in quality. So ending up with a lot of pears wondering what to cook out of it is tough task in the kitchen.
I browsed a few recipes for poached pear desserts and I tried the Master Chef recipe 2 years ago and this time I decided to make use of the dessert recipe book which I have and finally ended up creating my own poaching syrup.
It was a Thursday at 12 midnight when I walked up to the kitchen and made the poaching liquid. in 15-20 minutes I turned off the flames and the next morning continued poaching for about 20 more minutes over a low heat.
the pears were tender when I checked so it was ready to be served.
1/2 an orange
2 cinnamon sticks
1 star anise
2 pears peeled
sugar or honey as required
2 cups water
- add all the ingredients except the pears and boil
- reduce heat and add the pears
- cook over a very low heat until the pears are tender
I served the whole pouched pear with a slice of homemade chocolate cake and some cream. I also did try and drizzle some homemade chocolate sauce.