Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pear and Chocolate Crumble - Sweet Punch for December

Hello Friends,


It is that time of the month again, don't go on tangents, I mean Sweet Punch. This month Divya picked a delicious wintery - warm dessert for baking. It was warm and it was chocolate, so I can say very much like my kind. 


Guys, so quickly qhip it up. It only takes about 10-15 min. of prep and then waiting for 30-40 min. So, sit back, relax and enjoy it on a cold day or night. You won't regret as I don't. 


Pear, Chocolate and Almond Crumble
Recipe Source - http://www.lochfyne.com/Recipes/Desserts/Pear-Crumble-with-Chocolate-Chunks-and-Hazelnuts




Ingredients

  • 1kg (4-5) ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped into 1cm pieces
  • 50g light brown soft sugar [ Can substitute with regular sugar]
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 100g Swiss milk chocolate, roughly chopped
For the crumble:
  • 100g plain flour [ You could substitute this with Whole wheat flour too]
  • 50g butter, chilled and diced
  • 50g light brown soft sugar
  • 50g blanched almonds, lightly toasted in a dry pan and roughly chopped
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease 6 ovenproof teacups or ramekins or a pie-dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the pears, brown sugar, lemon zest and juice, and half the chocolate. Divide the mixture between the teacups or ramekins, spooning over any juice. 
  • To make the crumble, place the flour and butter in a medium bowl and, with your fingertips, rub together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, almonds and remaining chocolate. 
  • Spoon the crumble over the pears and press down lightly. Place the crumbles on a baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve with a scoop of good vanilla ice-cream.
Now, all I am waiting is to cook another batch and try some variations. I will be posting about them pretty soon :)

Take care and have fun till next post.

19 comments:

Ria Mathew said...

I'm so glad you liked it! Well done, Priya!

Thank you for baking with us!

Pavithra said...

Wonderful job priya..looks brilliant.. by the way i too have that ramkins.. !!

savitha ramesh said...

wow nice crunchy pear crumbles dear...

divya said...

looks awesome very healthy too....

Divya Vikram said...

Perfectly baked Priya.

Saras said...

yummy Crumbles priya...

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

lovely use of those cute ramekins...looks simply heavenly

Swathi said...

Delicious crumble . Love the combination of pear and chocolate.

Rajee said...

Delicious crumble Priya. Looks like I have a lot of catching up do :-)

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

wowwww.. crunchy :)

Nags said...

i love the Rachel Ray ramekins, planning to get those in Purple ;)

Mriganayani said...

The crumble is pretty and the ramekins only make it prettier! Good one Priya!

Seema Abbas Ali said...

Crumble looks delicious and love your ramekins. My hunt for ramekins is still on....

Mriganayani said...

The crumble is pretty. The ramekins only make it prettier! Good one, Priya!

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Crumble looks so inviting..

Sushma Mallya said...

Yummy and very tempting...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks simply scrumptious Priya.

Divya Kudua said...

Love,absolutely love your crumble as well as those ramekins!!Thank you for baking with us!!

veena krishnakumar said...

Crumble looks too good Priya and love your Ramekins!!!!!!

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