I wanted something to eat and I decided to have a couple of croissants. I split them and spread a bit of butter on them, but I shouldn’t eat jam, so what else? I saw a banana, it’s a similar shape so I sliced along it’s length horizontally. One half folded into each puff pastry croissant. Delicious! I might try them with whipped cream next time!
Pears poached in port..
Cooked this tonight…
3 small or 2 large pears
Shop bought pastry, ready rolled
1/4 bottle of port
1 egg yolk
Core the pears as necessary, slice into small pieces.
Simmer the pears in a pan with the port until the pears have softened and the port has reduced and almost dried up.
Place the pastry on baking parchment or grease proof paper on a baking tray.
Cut the pastry into four squares, place the diced pears in the centre of each square and then fold the pastry up around them. Brush with egg yolk to glaze.
Put in a medium to hot oven (I used gas mark 6) for twenty or twenty five minutes or until they are golden brown. I found mine had a bit of a soggy bottom.
Serve when cooled with a dollop of whipped cream.
Serves four (unless you are feeling greedy!).