Friday Fun: Food Fiesta

Bonus recipe!

To make up for all the times I haven't posted one. And because this is a wonderful dish to follow the one below.

Sticky Cinnamon Pears

Time Required:
30 minutes.

Keep Ready (to serve 4):
4 medium (just-ripe) pears
Lemon juice
Cinnamon powder, 2tsp
Sugar, 50-60gm

Core the pears, then peel and cut into halves. Prick them with a fork and rub some of the cinnamon powder onto them lightly. Also rub a little lemon juice onto them so that they don't discolour while you're getting the sauce ready. Keep aside.

In a saucepan, on a low-medium heat, melt the sugar and remaining cinnamon powder till it's completely liquid.

Place the pears in a baking tray, pour the syrup onto them and coat them evently, and bake for 25 minutes at 200C (or until they're golden). Occasionally check on them and spoon some of the syrup over the pears so they don't dry out too much. You'll know they're ready when you can slice through easily with a fork.

Serve with a large dollop of plain vanilla ice-cream.

Why you should try this:
It's bloody marvellous, that's why.

You serve this on a gloomy grey day, and one bite into the sour and sweet and cinnamonny warmth of this, all offset by the icy coldness of the ice-cream, and you might just be ready to forget the shitty day you've just had.

If you can't eat ice-cream, or don't have any, some thick cream will do. You could even try it with custard, but that's just too sweet.


Blackfayth said...

I've had the pleasure of eating this creation a long time ago when a friend caught the Nigella bug... Insanely awesome stuff!
Probably a dumb question but since I don't have an oven... Can this be made in a microwave instead?
Altho nothing beats that glazy goodness of an oven :)

Mo said...

*Love*. I think I will try it out soon.

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It is quite brilliant. I've no idea if a microwave would suffice, simply because of temperature conversions etc. You surely couldn't put something in one for 20 minutes, right?

Enjoy it.