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March 15th is National Pears Helene Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready for a sweet one
because it's National Pears Helene Day! This French dessert
difficult to make and it goes down nice and smooth. Let's get
right into celebrating National Pears Helene Day!
WHY IS THIS A
It's a food holiday so you have to assume that a lot of
enjoy this dessert to want to celebrate it. I hadn't heard of or tasted
it before today but it's not too shabby at all. It was
1864 by Auguste Escoffier, who named it after the operetta "The
Beautiful Helen". Perhaps Helen had a pear-shaped body?
this you'll want to peel, core and then poach some pear halves. Just
simmer them in some sugar water, add in some vanilla extract and then
cool them down. Then you'll want to get out a plate or bowl and put a
couple scoops of vanilla ice cream on your dish. Drain the
from the pears and then you can either place a half of a pear or two
halves on top of the ice cream. What some people do is stand two pear
halves up in the center of their vanilla ice cream. This will only be
possible if your pears are completely cooled down and your ice cream is
fresh other of the freezer. Otherwise they'll topple over as the ice
cream melts. Then you cover your pear in hot fudge and
some crystallized violet petals around the base to make things look
nice and give it a little crunch. Yes, these are actual violet petals
that are candied; all you'll taste is sugar. And now you're ready to
So how can you celebrate today? Well, if you can find a
restaurant that serves this dessert then you're in luck! Let the
professionals whip this up for you and I'm sure you'll be impressed.
The best way to celebrate is when you can kick your feet up, relax and
have a stress-free day, right?
But if you can't find a place to
order this dessert then don't worry, it's pretty simple to make. Just
pick up a couple pears, some vanilla extract, a bit of vanilla ice
cream, some hot fudge and then look around for the candied violet
petals. I had to actually order mine online, but if you don't feel like
it then you can leave out this one ingredient. The only thing they
really add is a little beauty, some extra color, a sugary taste and
some crunch. The last ingredient you need is some sugar,
I'm sure you have at home. Whip this up and serve it to your
friends and family and I'm sure they'll love this holiday! You can even
have everyone pitch in and set up their own dish. The you can have a
little fun and see who can make their dessert look the most
presentable. I know I failed at doing that myself, but it tasted better
than it looked! Have a great day; make your tongue smile!