Do You like pears? I do. A lot. Especially when used as an ingredients of some dish, instead of eaten raw. Chocolate mousse with pears? Or maybe carrot and pear soup with a pinch of curry? Or a classical pear cake. This one is more traditional than the cake presented previously here. Easy to make. Comfort to eat.
Classical Pear Cake
4 hard pears
2 cups of flour
70 g butter
100 g sugar (I have used light muscavado sugar here)
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla essence
Peel pears and cut them into eights. Mix the sugar with butter till pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one after another, mixing the batter. Sift the flour with baking powder and add to the eggy mixture. Whisk again and add some vanilla and salt. Pour the batter into prepared spring form, top with slices of pears. Bake in 175 degrees for 40 minutes.
You can replace vanilla with cinnamon or with cardamon (form 4-5 pods).