Fresh in-season fruit made even more delectable!
In a large stainless steel skillet warm
1 1/4 cups of water with
1/2 cup cane or brown sugar
2 vanilla beans, split (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
2 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick.
Peel, quarter and remove core of 4 firm pears.
Add to the syrup and poach on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until soft.
In the last few minutes of cooking add 1 ½ cups of hulled strawberries cut in halves.
To serve, slice banana into the bottom of small bowls, add poached fruit, a large
tablespoon of plain yogurt, drizzle with syrup & sprinkle with cinnamon.