This combination is purely my innovation !
The jelly was homemade with mint leaves
extract.( from my culinary patch )
I made it yesterday and put in the fridge to
serve for Sunday dessert. Was waiting for my
kids ‘thumbs up’before I could post.
Everyone loved the combination , only regret
was the quantity seemed less . I always try with
small quantities, and if successful only make
the normal portions .
I got only the local pear which was small in size
The soft pear is best suited for these type of
desserts as the poaching time will be less.
Pears were poached in ginger sauce .
Now to the recipe
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2-4 strips (1 inch ) pieces ginger
1 small piece cinnamon
A pinch of salt
Heat the water and sugar with ginger and
Peel and core pear, keeping the fruit intact in
Drop into the boiling syrup,and cook till pears
are very tender and soft .
Remove from fire,and let them remain in the
For the mint jelly
A handful of fresh mint leaves
2 tsp gelatine allowed to bloom in a little water
1 cup water
Sugar to taste
Grind the mint leaves with 1/2 cup water
Heat the remaining water with sugar .
Add gelatine and mix well till gelatine is
Add the mint extract ,mix well and allow to set
in the fridge.
For the hung curd cream
1-2 cups curd
Sugar to taste
Few drops of vanilla essence
Tie the curd in a muslin cloth,and keep it on a
strainer with a vessel under, and allow the
water to drain in the fridge.
Cream it with powdered sugar, and essence
and serve with pear .
Serve the poached pear with a little syrup,a
scoop of curd cream,and set jelly pieces .
This dessert could be served with warm pears