Thursday, 23 March 2006

VSF Factorium Silence...

Indeed the chimneys are smokeless and the steel presses remain silent as I am still enjoying a bit of a consitutional! I'll be back next week and the wheels of modelling industry will once again turn!

In the meantime, enjoy this classic Victorian Recipe!

POIRES AU VIN ROUGE

This pears in red wine dish caters for the Victorian sweet tooth (and ours) you will need:
2 lb (1kg) small pears
8 oz (200g) castor sugar
½ pt (300ml) water
¼ pt (150ml) red wine
small pieces of stick cinnamon
Peel the pears, but leave whole and with the stalks intact. Place close together in a saucepan with sugar, water and cinnamon. Simmer gently, covered with a lid, for 15 minutes. Remove the lid, add the red wine and cook for a further 15 minutes over a low heat.

Drain the pears and place in a deep serving dish. Continue to boil liquid until reduced to a light syrup. Spoon syrup over pears and chill.
I recommend a hefty snifter of Brandy as an excellent companion to this dish!

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