Rediscover The Pear

Rediscover the Pear is a cook book I picked up from Woolworths last week.  There are so many interesting recipes in the book, it just had to be added to our collection.  With pears available at the the Farmers Markets and at the fruit road side stall in Mount Barker, they featured on our breakfast menu this weekend.

French Toast with Caramelised Beurre Bose Pears (fresh from the farmers market yesterday morning) and maple syrupBircher Muesli with Grated Pear, Toasted Hazelnuts and HoneyWe look forward to serving these through the winter months.  There are 8 varieties of Australian Pears and we look forward to trying them all.

Pear, Chia & Cinnamon Smoothie

As this recipe is not on the web it is.

2 - 3 tablespoons white Chia Seeds

2 Ripe Packham Pears, peeled, cored and roughly chopped

Flesh of 1 Mango roughly chopped

1 1/2 cupsof milk or almond milk

1 cup vanilla yoghurt ( I used our home made greek yoghurt)

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

(This was part of the original recipe which was actually Pear, Chia and Spice Smoothie, but I omitted it.  1/2 teaspoon ground giner, 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon and pinch of Himalayan Salt.)

Soak Chia seeds in 1/2 cup water and soak for 20 mins until a thick gel forms.

In the blender (of course I used the Thermomix) add remaining ingredients and blend till smooth.

Serve immediately.  (serves 6)


 OR try the pear as a main dish


Pan Fried Pears