Saturday, 15 December 2012

Poached Pears with Hot Chocolate Sauce

Serves 2:
Pears (2)
Cinnamon stick (1)
Star anise (1)
Ginger (peeled)
Dark chocolate (85g - chopped)
Vegan Margarine (30g)

1) Place the pears, cinnamon, anise, ginger and water in a deep saucepan. Poach the pears over a low heat for 15 minutes or until translucent, turning occasionally.
2) Melt the chocolate and margarine in a heatproof bowl, set over a saucepan of simmering water. When the mixture is a smooth consistency remove from the heat. Leave over the saucepan to keep warm.
3) Drain the pears. Use the cooking water to drink as a tea.
4) To serve. Place each pear in the centre of a serving bowl. Pour over the hot chocolate.

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