Friday, July 11, 2014

The aussie pear cookbook.

I was sent this lovely cookbook last week. It is the second from Australian Pears, the industry body for aussie pear growers, to motivate and inspire Aussie cooks to use more local produce. It worked with me!


I made this delicious Caramel and Pear ice cream yesterday from the cookbook. I used Beurre Bosc pears(they are the brown ones) I had bought on our big shopping day earlier last week. It's the first time I have made my own ice cream and it was more than delicious. It was ridiculously delicious!

I also poached a pear and made a cream sauce from the poaching liquid! In the name of taste testing I had this for breakfast this morning. Bloody yum! Served with my apple cake, which you could also make with pear puree. Substitute the apple and quince for pear.


You never know what could happen in the day, best to have dessert for breakfast!

As of the 7th July you can get yourself a copy for free, with any purchase of a kilo pears from Woolworths. After the 28th July, it will only be available from selected retailers for $12.95.

Within it's pages, are 66 delicious recipes along with beautiful and mouthwatering photography(and isn't that the best thing about cookbooks!). Aussie chefs and cooks including Guy Grossi, Maggie Beer, Stephanie Alexander and Fast Ed have contributed their best pear recipes ranging from breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner and desserts. 

Pears are rich in fibre, which can lower cholesterol. They are low GI, offering longer lasting energy, helping keep blood glucose levels in control.

Pears will ripen naturally in the fruit bowl(where mine go straight to) and when they are ripe, store in the fridge to keep them fresher for longer. 

To ripen a pear quickly, place them in a brown paper bag with a banana. This goes for any fruits, the banana emits a natural gas that hastens ripening. If pears become too soft, add them to soups or smoothies for extra richness.

You'll find more information and delicious recipes at the Australian Pears website or on their Facebook page.

I suggest you get yourself down to Woolies, grab a kilo and nab yourself a cookbook(while they are free!). Even for the $12.95, it is great value, a fantastic recipe book.

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12 comments:

  1. Dessert for breakfast?! Yes please. What a great little cook book. I love pears!
    Thanks for sharing lovely.

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    1. It was a great way to start the day! Yum! :)

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  2. I found this book in Woollies while doing the weekly shop. Looks like there are some great recipes to try. Also managed to round my pear purchase off at 1.008kg. Winning. ;-)

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    1. Winning, absolutely! I love a great cook book, and there are some great ideas in this one :)

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  3. Thanks for the tip, I was in Woolies and didn't see the offer, mind you it might have not reached us here in wait a while (Perth). I have just bought some of those deep crimson pears, they are great in a salad xx

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    1. I didn't check to see if it was in our Woolies either. I was thinking the same thing, it could possibly not have reach our little back track ha ha

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  4. I am waiting for my copy ! Sounds delicious.

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    1. You will love it, some wonderful things to oogle at and make :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing, love the tip about ripening pears, my little guy loves them. We leave them on the sill to ripen, but will remember this for next time we want them to ripen faster.

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  6. Bloody yum - yep that pretty much sums it up for me. Totally sold on the whole sweets for breakfast thing! I do really love fresh pears with rhubarb in a homemade rustic crumble. It's the best.

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    1. I have never put pears in a crumble! Yum. I need to go get more pears!

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  7. Yum mate! i'm coming to your place for Breaky! i dont really buy pears. not sure why. i like pears. hmmm bettter go buy some and create a masterpiece like this xx
    Thanks for linking for Sunday Brunch lovely to see you xx

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