‘Poire Belle Helene’ translates Beautiful Helen Pears was created by Auguste Escofier in the 19th century after the operetta la belle helene by offenbach. the ‘poire belle helene’ is a simple desert that can be mostly prepared ahead.. poach the pears or buy canned, make or buy icecream, make the chocolate sauce. if the sauce is made ahead, it can be heated in a microwave.
this desert is dedicated to a new comer in the family..alexandre. he is the fiance of noor; my neice that i adore. she is warm and loving and, she is a very talented jewelry designer
for 4 persons
4 pears..any kind good for poaching found in your country i am using conference pears.
syrup ingredienrts for poaching the pears
prepare the syrup
peel the pears leaving the head
put them in the syrup already boiling
cover and simmer 20-30 mins
i put a bowl to keep them submerged in syrup
the poached pears…after 20 mins.
i am going to reserve them in their syrup in the fridge..i ate one on the way yummy so good just like that
and since alexandre is very special to me, i am going to prepare the vanilla icecream at home.
but i really think that the pears with hot choclate sauce is delicious. the poached pears have delicate taste and i wouldn’t add ice cream..
for the chocolate sauce you would need
100 ml milk or more
50 g cacoa
40 g sugar or agave syrup
put all in a glass bowl heat in the microwave and mix