PEAR AND GINGER CAKE and an illicit cup of rosé wine.

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This is a cake that I made regularly for a couple of years.  I’m surprised I’ve now not written about it previous than then again can’t see that I have.  The atypical issue is that the information the recipe comes from mysteriously disappeared some time up to now.  The only other recipe throughout the information that I used was once for something referred to as Italian bread pudding and in my post about that I do consult with just about taking the information to the charity retailer quite a lot of events.  Which means that that I didn’t in the end.  Or did I?



I have the equivalent recipe copied out and filed away in my forms on my laptop pc, which further implies that I did that previous than taking the information to the charity retailer.  It’s not that i am happy.  The net motion of cookbooks is into the house, now not out of it.  I feel that the information is lurking in an as however unopened box of miscellaneous packing dating once more to unquestionably one in all our 3 house moves of recent years. 



A few week up to now, I invited members of the family to afternoon tea, courtesy of Zoom.


It was once a very good luck in that each one people controlled to go browsing and natter for a while.  I was significantly disenchanted after we have now been the only ones who took the “tea” part of it seriously.  And seriously we did, with triangular egg and cress sandwiches (no crusts), scones, the overall two chunks of our Easter cake and – the pear and ginger cake rustled up in particular for the development.  We did however exchange a nice chilled rosé wine for tea throughout the teapot – the milk jug and sugar bowl were just for provide and to complete the illusion.  No one seemed to word!



This is a very rapid cake to put jointly.



Pear and ginger is a gorgeous aggregate and the cake was once merely as I remembered it, superb for afternoon tea – or to accompany an illicit glass of rosé!




For the cake

175g unsalted butter

175g caster sugar

175g self raising flour

1 tblsp (6 teaspoons) ground ginger

3 eggs, crushed


For the topping

450g ripe pears

1 tblsp demerara sugar

25g butter




Preheat the oven to 180C / 160 fan / gasoline mk4.  Grease and line the ground of a 20cm round springform tin.


Put all of the cake parts into a large bowl and, using {an electrical} whisk, beat jointly until simple and correctly blended.


Spoon the mixture into the tin and degree the easiest.


Peel the pears, halve and remove the core with a teaspoon or melon baller.  Slice thinly and get ready the slices on prime of the cake.  Sprinkle with the sugar, dot with the butter and bake for 35-40 mins until completed.


Cuts into 8-10 slices.

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