Those of you who visit Abi's blog will know that O.S.O stands for Operation Speak Out.
A day where we take the time to comment on every blog we read. Yes. Every one. Even if it's just a word or two. Just to let someone know we've visited. Because although you can go through your statistics and see how many people view compared to how many comment, it is kind of nice to see for yourself isn't it? So what can I use to entice you to come by and stay a little while? How about the recipe that won the taste test on Tuesday and will be the dessert tonight when we have friends round for dinner? It's so simple I'm almost ashamed to share it but here goes:
1 tin of Caramel Condensed milk or Dulce de Leche
2 ripe pears
Pre heat oven to 200 degrees/Gas 6 (?)
Cut out 4 rounds from the pastry, you will need it to be the length of the pear plus about 2 inches. The pear will sit in the middle with an inch rim all round.
Place pastry circles on baking tin.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of caramel into the centre of the pastry circle and spread out to within an inch of the edge.
Cut pear in half and take out core.
Place pear on chopping board and carefully cut slices into it ALMOST up to the stalk.
Place pear on top of caramel and gently fan out the slices.
Glaze the pastry rim with beaten egg and cook for about 20 mins until pastry is golden and pear is cooked through.
Serve with either double cream or ice cream. Or in the case of my husband - both.