Pasta and Pears

Published February 21, 2014 by Storm

Miss One, Cook Two

Less than two months into 2014 and last week I failed to keep to my recipe challenge.  There didn’t seem much sense in beating myself up over it though, not when the failure was a result of accidentally beating myself up with a shelf. Instead I decided to make up for the missed week by attempting two new recipes this week.  It seemed only right and proper that one of the recipes should be a dessert, so we enjoyed two new dishes in one night on Tuesday.  I decided to go back to Just One Pot to choose my recipes, inspiration was not hard to find.

Garlic Mushroom Tagliatelle

Mushrooms have always been one of my favourite foods so a simple pasta supper featuring three varieties was safely destined to be a success.  I was slightly uncertain about cooking the pasta ahead of the sauce and then reheating it in the sauce but doing so worked perfectly well, and reduced washing up.  If it weren’t for the extravagance of simmering cream to reduce it for a sauce, goats’ cream is pricier than cows’ (almond or oat based alternatives are more expensive still),  I’d be vowing never to make a roux based white sauce again.  Perhaps not the most imaginative main course ever but we both enjoyed it.

Five out of five for clear instructions and ease of cooking, four out of five for tastiness.

Slow Roast Pears With Orange and Aniseed

Another very simple dish but combining flavours I wouldn’t necessarily have thought to myself.  This was delectable!  The pear and chocolate crumble I have been making for years is no longer my favourite method of cooking pears, roast with orange and aniseed is going to be hard to beat.  I opted to use Conference pears because I like a pear to remain reasonable firm once cooked, Williams can turn out a little on the mushy side, and the oranges I’d got were beautifully sweet and juicy.  I want to have a dinner party so I can feed this to lots of people.

Five out of five for ease of cooking and for flavour.

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