We begin with a new edition of BM and this week I have chosen to cook Christmas Dinner Recipes . When the girls were here we would get a Christmas Tree and decorate it beautifully . We would not cook a special dinner but we did make desserts , specially a cake was a must . With time and the girls gone Christmas is just like any other day .Remembering old times I decided to take this theme and decided to post a few recipes under this festival . Today’s recipe is for Poached Pears , but here are some more desserts that you can try for Christmas.
I have always loved Poached Pears , they make such an elegant dessert . I have had it a couple of times but this is the first time I made and we all loved them . Unfortunately my son did not have so I made another batch with vanilla flavour and he was totally impressed . The best Poached Pears ever had ! Was his statement . The ones I am posting today are with cardamom and saffron , but you could minus these and add just vanilla or vanilla and cinnamon . They all taste one better than the other . Serve it with ice cream or some fresh cream and you have a pretty looking and a absolutely delicious dessert .
Poached Pears with saffron and cardamom
10 cardamom pods
325 gms sugar
Few strands saffron
Peel the pears, leaving the stalk intact.
Crush the cardamom pods.
Combine all the ingredients in a pan with about 1 litre of water, bring to a simmer .
Add the pears to this and poach the pears for about 2 hours or until tender.
Remove from the heat, allow to cool, keep covered for a couple of hours ,preferably overnight.
Remove the pears from syrup .
Boil the syrup until reduced to a sticky glaze, about 250ml.
Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of saffron glaze over the pears.
Serve with ice cream or cream.