Saturday, 27 April 2013

Today I woke up with one of those terrible headache, coupled with body ache. Guess it's the effect of the late nights mugging for the past 1 week, irregular meals & the lack of movement (yes, I've been spending 3/4 of my days sitting down, few hours of sleep, and probably a total of less 1 hr walking around the house finding food!). Thinking that I had caught a minor cold, I got up and thought of making Baesuk since I bought some Bosc pear yesterday.

Baesuk is a Korean steamed pear which can be served dessert and it acts as a remedy for cold. This recipe is definitely a keeper! A dessert with health benefits, what more can I ask for? I did a little googling about Baesuk and found that there's actually another version to it. In this other version, the pear is cooked in  ginger tea. Might try this other version next time!

adapted from Maangchi

Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 1


  • 1               Bosc Pear
  • 1     tbs     Honey
  • 1/2  tsp     Ginger, grated
  • 1/4  tsp     Cinnamon powder
  • 2     tsp     Pine nuts
  • 1               Jujube (optional), pit removed


  1. Rinse the pear in cold water and pat dry with a towel.
  2. Make a lid by cutting 1 inch off the top.

  3. Scoop out the core and the seeds with a small spoon.
  4. Fill it up with honey, ginger, cinnamon powder, pine nuts and jujubes

  5. Cover it back with the lid and put it in a heat-resistant bowl.
  6. Steam the pear for 30 mins over medium high heat.
  7. Ready to be served :) (you can chill it in the fridge before serving if you are having it as a dessert. if you want to have it as a remedy for cold, it's best to serve it hot)

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