- 100g dried breadcrumbs
- 100g dark chocolate, chopped
Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…
- 100g demerara sugar
- 85g butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree…
- 4 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…
Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Mix the crumbs, chocolate and sugar. Melt the butter with the maple syrup, then stir into the dry ingredients.
Put the chopped pears in a 1-litre shallow ovenproof dish. Spoon over the chocolate mixture, then roughly spread to cover the pears. Bake for 25-30 mins. Cool for 10 mins, then serve on its own or with vanilla ice cream or yogurt.
Making your own dried breadcrumbsTo make your own dried breadcrumbs, break a few slices of crustless white bread into pieces and dry on a baking sheet in a moderate oven. Blitz until fine.