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Autumn/Winter Waffles with poached pears, pecan crumble, salted caramel sauce

Autumn/Winter Waffles with poached pears, pecan crumble, salted caramel sauce and ricotta and crystallised ginger ice-cream

Serves 6

Waffle Batter

1 cup plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp caster sugar
2 eggs, separated
½ cup melted butter
1 cup full-cream milk

Method

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.

2. Whisk egg whites until moderately stiff. Set aside.

3. In second bowl, mix together milk, melted butter and egg yolks.

4. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well incorporated.

5. Now fold the egg whites into the waffle batter.

6. Heat waffle iron, ladle in mixture and bake until golden.

Poached Pears

4 cups water
3 cups caster sugar
2 cinnamon quills
1 vanilla pod, halved and scraped
Zest of 1 lemon
2 sprigs thyme
5 pears, peeled, halved and cored

Method

1. Place all ingredients except the pears in a saucepan and bring t...

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