A very quick post this morning! A while back I promised a few people I would post the recipe for the ' Pear and Ginger ' cake I posted a photo of. It is very easy, mixed by hand (a plus in my house-slightly fewer dishes!), large so good for a gathering and most importantly yummy! Would be lovely served warm as a dessert, with double cream of course!!
PEAR AND GINGER CAKE
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
250g butter, melted, cooled
3 (600g) packham pears, peeled,cored, cut into 2cm slices
1 cup golden syrup,
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, sifted
2 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted
2 teaspoons ground ginger, sifted
1 teaspoon mixed spice, sifted
200g light sour cream
Preheat oven to 160'C / 140'C fan forced. Lightly grease a 6cm deep, 23cm(base) square cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over base of prepared pan. Pour 1/3 cup butter over sugar. Arrange pear slices in a single layer over butter and sugar.
Place remaining butter in a large bowl. Whisk in syrup, eggs, soda, flour, ground ginger, mixed spice and remaining sugar. Stir in sour cream. Pour batter over pears.
Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Stand for 10 minutes. Turn out on to a platter. Serve and Enjoy!