Nashi Belle-Helene – Asian pear opera

It’s now the season of nashi, the Japanese pears. Are they pears or apples ? It’s something else. These are called “20th Century Nashi”.
They can’t be used to make the classical “Poire Belle-Helene”, a 19th Century dessert honoring Offenbach’s opera. It’s a new one…

The home-made creme Mont-Blanc, vanilla flavor.
Creme Mont-Blanc de quand on etait petits (Canned vanilla milk pudding)

Old-style unsweetened cocoa.

A nutty truffe made of cocoa and creamed black sesame.

Nashi are better raw. That wouldn’t be a good idea to prepare them in syrup like the pears.

2 thoughts on “Nashi Belle-Helene – Asian pear opera

  1. Pingback: La vraie creme Mont-Blanc de quand on etait petits. Na na nere ! « Colorfood Daidokoro Gourmande in Osaka

  2. Pingback: Truffes a la pomme nouvelle « Colorfood Daidokoro Gourmande in Osaka

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