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.