Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Poached Pears

I have just about used up any remaining Christmas goodies.
Ok, there is a packet of pain au chocolat in the freezer that keep calling to me, but I am trying to ignore them!!

I did find a half bottle of mulled wine on the shelf and decided to use it as poaching liquid. 
Even haven't got desperate enough to drink it!!    Yuk!

These pears were easy peasy and surprisingly good!

Heat 300ml mulled wine and 150ml water in a pan.
Neatly peel the pears - add to the pan and bring to the boil.
Cover with a lid and simmer for 30 - 40 mins.
If the pears aren't completely covered with liquid, keep turning them.
To see if they are done, just push the tip of a sharp knife into them It should meet no resistance.  
(No mulled wine? Try using red wine and add the zest of a lemon,  a cinnamon stick and a couple of dessertspoons of sugar.) 


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