Making your own dried breadcrumbs
your own dried
break a few slices
of crustless white
bread into pieces
and dry on a
baking sheet in a
Blitz until fine.
Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.
Mix the crumbs, chocolate and sugar.
Melt the butter with the maple syrup,
then stir into the dry ingredients.
Put the chopped pears in a 1-litre
shallow ovenproof dish. Spoon over the
chocolate mixture, then roughly spread
to cover the pears. Bake for 25-30 mins.
Cool for 10 mins, then serve on its own
or with vanilla ice cream or yogurt.