Wholesome Dessert: Jan Kohler’s Saffron-Poached Pears

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Healthy Dessert: Jan Kohler's Saffron-Poached Pears

Thanks to Lockdown, we are equally obsessed with desserts, home cooking and healthy, seasonal ingredients. The recipe by the famous chef Jan Kohler for poached saffron pears is just the thing. A healthy dessert is just around the corner.

This is where home cooking begins (and that includes a healthy dessert)

Jan is a mother of three and an enthusiastic head chef. Today she is at home in Jozi, but she grew up in a small mining town in the northwestern province. She attributes her love of cooking to her upbringing here, where, thanks to her father and stepfather, who were passionate cooks, and her grandmothers, she worked in the kitchen at a young age.

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In her first cookbook, Pink Gin and Fairy Cupcakes, Jan says that her goal is to help even the most inexperienced chefs prepare delicious meals and treats without breaking a sweat or breaking the bank. Her new book aims to create healthy, home-style meals for all families that are made with affordable, sustainable ingredients that are readily available at the local supermarket.

All about seasonal ingredients

When asked what her favorite ingredient is, Jan admits that she loves canned Italian tomatoes – they are a staple in her house and are included in many of the recipes in her book … But it is her amazingly simple dessert that we have in mind !

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As Jan says about her poached pears: “This is the dessert you should bring out if you want to impress. Beautifully fragrant and light, perfect after a big dinner party. "The beautiful deep gold color of the dish is thanks to the addition of real saffron filled with antioxidants, similar to the pears in this dish.

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