Orange syrup Poached Pear with Chocolate Cake

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.

 Ingredients

1/2 an orange

2 cinnamon sticks

4 cardamons

4 cloves

1 star anise

6 almonds

2 pears peeled

sugar or honey as required

2 cups water

method

  1. add all the ingredients except the pears and boil
  2. reduce heat and add the pears
  3. 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.

 

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