As chocoholic it’s a must to participate in SHF #13 . Kelli, the event hoster, ask us not to prepare our „everday“ chocolate cake, brownies etc.. As I like to prepare quick and easy recipes, I decided to present a simple but delicious dessert:
Poire Belle Hélène
Ingredients for 2
2 tb sugar
1 ts lemon juice
Cut pears in half and take the core away. Combine water, lemon juice, sugar in large sauce pan and bring to boil. Add pear halves, reduce heat and cook gently until tender (15-30 minutes). Cool pear in fridge.
2,5 dl milk
50 g dark Swiss chocolate
1/2 tb Maizena
1 tb sugar
1/2 tb cocoa powder
Combine milk, vanilla, chocolate, Maizena, egg and sugar in a pan stirring constantly with a whisk, heat until small bubbles begin to form, but not boiling, . Remove from heat, whisk for another 2 minutes.
Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Drizzle the tepid chocolate crème over top of the pear, and top it with whipped cream.
Conscience-stricken I prepared another more sophisticated cake:
Corazón de „Truffes“ (recipe only in German, English translation on request)
It was the first time I did some decoration, as you can see. ;-) The cake is delicious too but I prefere the „Poire Belle Hélène“.