Hope all of you are fine.........enjoyed the weekend? It was mother's day in U.K!! Hope every mother and their children had a lovely day and had lots of fun....;-)) I had a mixed feelings day yesterday but, my children and husband made it very special day for me!! They made me feel very special, showerd their love....
(I have to edit this photo,it was my son's pics there)
In the morning both kids brought mother's day cards and gifts... and flowers were from hubby and of course tea!! It's not that he just made it yesterday, he always makes morning tea for me, or I won't wake up..-0)) My son made card by himself with beautiful message, daughter as usual emptied her daddy's pocket for my gifts!! My faviourte Dior Pure poison perfume and gorgous hand bag... My Daddy phoned me from India....So overall family made me soooooooooooooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!and guess what! surprise dessert came from my kids and hubby..........they looked it up in recipe book'Fresh fruit and Desserts' and came up with the idea of making Pear and Blueberry Shortcrust...
"Instead of making traditional pastry and rolling it out to top a pie dish, this rich almond shortcrust is simply patted out or rolled directly on a baking sheet, to be cut into portions after baking and served with delicious poached fruit..This way you get to enjoy more fruit than can fit into a typical pie dish."
- 150 g Plain flour
- 75 g unsalted butter
- 30 g caster sugar
- 2 tbsp ground almonds
- pich baking powder
- 4 dessert pairs
- 450 ml Apple juice
- 150 g blueberries(used frozen)
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6. To make the pastry put he flour, butter, sugar,ground almonds and baking owder into a food processor. Process untill the mixture is crumb-like and beginning to come together. Add a few drops of water if necessary.
Transfer the crumbly dough to the centre of a baking tray lined with non stick paper. Pat out or roll out to form a circle about 20 cm in diameter. Prick all over with a fork. My kidos made cookies into a diffrent shapes. Bake them 15-20 minutes or untill golden brown.
While pastry is baking, peel the pears, cut each one into quartersand remove the core. Put the pears in a large saucepan. Pour over the apple juice and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Now add blueberries and cook for a further 2 minutes or untill the juice run and the pears take on the rich purple colour of blueberries.
Enjoy as much as I did.........