I found a new cookbook. It’s called Feasts! All about Central and Eastern European Cuisine and I love it. The first recipe that that grabbed my attention are these Balsamic-Roasted Pears with Honey. Just the sounds of the dish’s name rolls of your tongue until you can almost taste the sweetness of the pear.
This is a great recipe that you can prepare while your guests are having their main course. Minimal ingredients, minimal preparations but maximum taste. The caramelized balsamic flavours work great with the sweet intonations of the pears and honey. I’ll let you into a secret. I made it as a dessert and planned to keep it warm in the oven. It smelled so good we had it has a starter. Ups! Self restraint where food is concerned has never been my strength. Source: Feasts by Silvena Rowe
- 2 large slightly under ripe pears
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 4 tbsp clear honey.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius
- Halve and core the pear but do not peal them
- Melt the butteri ina heavy saucepan. When beginning to bubble, add the pears cut-sides down.
- Saute for 2 minutes then place into a tray and roast the pears for 20 minutes.
- Add vinegar and roast for a further 5 minutes.
- Dirzzle with honey and remove the pan from the oven allowing the pears to rest.
- Serve warm - tasted great with ice cream.