Roasted Pear

Trying to go back to some of the old(er) recipe books, I bought one called The Jewish Cook Book by Mildred Grosberg Bellin, and it’s pretty old. My copy is the 8th printing from 1948, but it was originally printed in 1941. There are absolutely no pictures, no photos, no graphics – it’s all deliciously creamy text.

The recipes are wonderfully written, and reading them is like taking a walk into the beautiful buttery past.

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For instance, there’s a recipe for how to cook dandelions, and to be honest, I’d never even considered cooking dandelions which goes to show how ignorant and uncreative I am.

Yes, the recipe involves butter.

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Another recipe is for milk toast which I’d only ever heard about in movies and books, so it was great to find an actual recipe even though it’s so simple.

This too involves butter.

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The recipe that practically forced me to buy the book is for Checkerboard Sandwiches which involves cleverly layering and slicing brown and white bread.

And this recipe involves A LOT of butter.

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While there’s no mention of baked pears like the ones that inspired me to make this martini, I hope you’re able to find a copy to enjoy because there are hundreds of recipes, and it really is a fascinating and wonderful book.

And may the butter gods be with you!

Recipe:

Shake 1½ oz pear liqueur, 1 oz vodka, 1 oz amaretto, and ½ oz butterscotch schnapps with ice and strain into a martini glass.

Garnish with a fresh pear slice and serve.

Alternatively, rim the glass with sugar in the raw.

Note: This cocktail would probably be better with a bit of cream.


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  1. I love that picture with the three pears in the background. It looks like the third one is trying to peek over the other two’s shoulders. 🙂

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