The past week has been taken up with our new addition to the family, I introduce to you ‘Lawson’ puppy extraordinaire! This super cute little bundle of mischief has kept me busy toilet training and supervising play dates with our amazingly gentle giant (compared to tiny puppy) Tilly dog, they are firm friends and get quite upset when I separate them.
The other main event of the week-end has been picking lovely Autumn fruit like golden delicious apples, peaches, Nashi and Packham Pears which I have turned into Peach and Ginger Citrus Jam and Apple Cinnamon Sauce and Nashi Pear and Walnut Muffins!
I have plans for trying a Nashi Pear chutney and some Ginger Wine Poached Pears YUM!
I found a great source of pear recipe inspiration over at the Australian Nashi Growers Association this is the recipe for the muffins…
Wholemeal Walnut and Nashi Muffins
2 1/2 cups wholemeal
1/2 cup castor sugar
135g butter, melted
2 cups buttermilk
2 nashi, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Mix together the flour and sugar and stir in the butter, egg
and buttermilk. Add the nashi and nuts and mix lightly, until
Put the mixture in greased muffin pans and bake in a pre-heated 200C oven for 20 minutes.