May 12, 2012

Poached Pear in Cage {Bosc Pear}

Bosc Pear. I found it while I was doing my groceries shopping at Cold Storage. Bought it simply because of its beautiful russeted skin. According to Saveur.com, these pears are a favorite for poaching and baking because of its firmer texture which can retain their shape when cooked. It has a bold sweet aromatic flavor and quite a pleasure to eat.
Anyway, it didn't take me long to figure out what should I do with these pears :). I poached four pears and wrapped it with pastry while kept the other two pears for Adam's Fruity Friday class. He loves this pear more than the Forelle type. 
This is how I wrapped the pears. I wish I could do time-lapse, but I haven't got much time to explore it yet. For a while, please bare with the gif image first :P The lattice pattern can be found in this entry.
My previous post on the same recipe can be found here and here

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures and very tempting poached pears! I'm not sure how you do it but I love how you make food look so beautiful without a bunch of props. The lighting on those pears are awe-inspiring! 

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  2. tak lawa gambar nih  *dengki*

    :P 

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  3. RC,

    Wow!!  Yummy looking photos ;)  Happy Mother's day dear?  Tgh breakfast in bed ke hehehez?Gd boy adam for eating fruits.  Jannah ni sgt susah nak mkn fruits & veggies.  She even struggles with a banana....haizzz  

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  4. Oppps typo...no question supposed to be after the mother's day greeting :ppp

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  5. Mmmmmm, Bosc pears.  I call them The Ugly Pears. They are the best - firm and crunchy like an apple, but with a strong sweet pear flavour.  AND they're always cheap - probably b/c people don't like the way they look!

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  6. Really like the idea ! It looks scrumptious. Should try to make this soon.

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  7. Hihi dh lama tau buat...tetiba teringin...

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  8. Love the technique with the pastry! I definitely have my t-try-wishes set on this one for the next weekend!

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  9. This is really beautiful. I'm going to show my MIL this post of yours. The other day she made sth like this but she chopped the pears and put it on a dish with a latticed pastry cover (macam apple pie).

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  10. Rathai,

    Aww.. Thank you for your kind words. The lattice pattern is really easy to do. You just have to cut the pastry according to my-not-so-good-image shown in the link :P 

    As for the lighting, I'm using natural light from my kitchen window. I did a little post processing job though. 

    I don't have many props like most food bloggers would normally have. I just make do with anything I've in my kitchen (even though I dream of having a big cabinet full with props). I've learned that food styling doesn't have to be crowded- read: a bulk of cutlery on the background, messy spills, flowers, etc2.. There are dozen of other ways to portray your food. Just go straight to the point..I used to do that. But now I'm starting to love simple, clean-cut style. :) 

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  11. MP, 

    I lagi dengki you kat Bangkok :P Makan kan Som tham byk2 biar kembong  he he 

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  12. Anie,

    Toche2 he he Happy Mother's Day to you too.. so what did you do on MD? Adam pun susah nak makan fruits lately. Picky pulak. some fruits he used to love, i.e. grapes dah tak makan dah.. We have to push slowly lah kot.. he he I slalu buat muffin letak fruits inside he he ..so at least dia makan secara x langsung.. 

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  13. Thank you for your highlight. I never came across with these pears before. It's not that cheap here because it's imported from US. I bought it simple because of its unique character. :) Thanks again.

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  14. It's indeed scrumptious he he Thank you for dropping by. I love your site. will keep on visiting. :)

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  15. Try it! It would be much more easier if you have a lattice cutter. :)

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  16. Thanks Cara. I love apple/pear pie, tapi malas nak uli dough.. he he This might look complicated, but believe me, it's the simplest puff ever! You don't have to show it to you MIL.. make them yourself and show them to your MIL instead he he 

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  17. I just saw these pears on RecipeNewZ. They are GORGEOUS! How beautiful and elegant :-). I love the "video", makes me feel like even I can make this. Brilliant post!

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  18. Those look fabulous!  I can just imagine the gasp of delight as guests see this coming on the table before them.  Beautiful.

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  19. Brilliant is an understatement! I'll be celebrating my new place (that will have an oven!) with these shortly. I love the stop-motion instructions. 

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  20. CR, thank you. :)
    I really hope I can do time lapse after this.. :D

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  21. Sarah, totally agree with you. This is an elegant dessert. Mine are a little bit crooked though he he 

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  22. Janet, 

    Congrats on your new place and oven! that little 'video' is merely an instructional vid..but I hope it helps..let me know if you need any help with the pattern..I'm just a click away :)

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  23. Wow, these look so impressive and different!  They also sound so wonderfully delicious – I adore poached pears.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful! Looking forward to try these soon... 

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  25. Thanks! 
    Me too- Nothing can go wrong with poached pear.  

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  26. Thanks Shirley! :D Hurry while the Bosc pear is still in season! :P

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  27. I can't tell by the photo, but I presume you peeled the pear. I couldn't find the baking instructions either.

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