Poached pear halves, layered between chocolate mousse, set over a ginger-nut & chocolate biscuit crumb base (for summer lunches) or over a chocolate sponge base laced with Marsala (for impressive dinner parties), topped decoratively with cream swirls and shaved plain chocolate.
What makes it the ultimate summer Seriously From Waitrose dessert?
The crumb base version is light and fruity with the right amount of chocolate indulgence that is perfect for a lunch al fresco or a picnic, whilst the Marsala soaked sponge version perfectly finishes off any foodie dinner party. I first tried this in a little square in Pollenca, Majorca. We returned every day to eat this dessert! Then we came home and I did my best to recreate without any recipe, ultimately enhancing it further with the sponge and marsala base. All my guests love it !!