When I was nursing the last time, my MIL had brought over some special laddoos from India. They were made of some 20-25 ingredients and I had one everyday for a month. This time she was here so no laddoos from India. But this time she made me some delicious whole wheat panjiris.
Manjula's kitchen whole wheat gaund panjiri and stored it in a box and I have been nibbling at it for the last few weeks. It's delicious! We substituted the melon seeds with pumpkin seeds but it is the edible gum which is helpful for lactating women. Another recipe for nursing mother laddoos is at Nupur's One hot stove.
Coming back to the pear crisp, we wanted to make a simple yet delicious dessert for the Thanksgiving dinner and settled on pear crisp as we had a fresh bunch of pears at home. The crisp was easy to make and was a perfect end to the meal. We had it with some organic vanilla bean ice-cream a friend got and the combination was just great.
Ingredients: (serves 5-6 with leftovers)
6-7 pears peeled and chopped in cubes
1 tspoon lemon zest
1/2 tspoon freshly grated ginger
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tspoon salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup almonds
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tspoon cinnamon powder
1 stick butter
Heat the oven to 350 deg C.
Now mix the oats and almonds with whole wheat flour. Add sugar, and cinnamon powder mix it together. Now add the melted butter and slowly mix it together till it comes together as a rough dough.
Serve warm with some vanilla ice-cream.