like to spend some of my free time looking around
second hand bookshops for old or out of print
recipe books. A lot of the time you only find
the same unpopular titles but, from time to time,
you will find something special or something that
just appeals because it is unusual or novel. A
book that caught my eye is Puddings
& Desserts by Denise Jarrett-Macauley
- now out of print.
book has some nice recipes of which this is a
(12oz) granulated sugar
125ml (1/4 pint) water
6 large pears, peeled
225ml (7 1/2 fl oz) dry red wine
heat the sugar and water until the sugar has
the pears and cover. Then simmer for 15 minutes.
in the wine and continue to simmer uncovered
for another 15 minutes.
the pears from the saucepan and arrange in a
the wine syrup back to the boil until thick.
Pour over the pears and allow to cool.
by Denise Jarrett-Macauley