Friday, July 17
This recipe is the marriage of pears and my favourite spice: ginger. The cake is like warm gingerbread soft and rich and the pears are such a lovely combination - with the toffee- like top. This could be served as cake or warm with with a dollop of cream on a cold night. Good news is that there's minimal washing up too.
125 grams butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
4-5 pears, peeled cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup golden syrup
1 1/4 plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp mixed spice/allspice
100gr sour cream
Preheat oven to 160deg c
Grease, paper and spray a loaf tin or small round tin
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the brown sugar on the bottom of the pan
Pour approx 1/3 of melted butter over sugar
Arrange pear to cover bottom of pan
To the rest of the butter, add remaining ingredients and mix with electric beater (I did mine with a stick blender) until smooth.
Pour over top of pears and smooth top.
Bake for 50-70 mins depending on size of pan, test with skewer.
When done, take out of oven and let rest for 5 mins then turn out.
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