Fennel fancy

fennel bulbThere is a theme in my dinner party desserts, most of them include pears. I make no apology, this one, which is great after a smokey BBQ.


1 fennel bulb finely sliced

160ml Agave nectar

1tbsp lemon zest juice of half a lemon

Pinch of salt

2 large pears, cored and finely sliced

Frozen natural yogurt


Firstly, if you don’t have ready made frozen yogurt, pop a couple of small tubs in the freezer.

Put the fennel, agave nectar, lemon zest, lemon juice and sea salt in a pan over a medium heat and add 240ml water. Simmer for 10 minutes until the fennel is translucent.

Add the pears and cook for a further 15 minutes.  Save the mixture and the juices and allow to cool. Once chilled, serve  atop the frozen yogurt. Decorate with a few fine fennel fronds.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)