Pear & Almond Cake

All this time at home job hunting is soooo good! Not the job hunting bit but all the time spent at home. More time to cook delicious things and show and tell everyone (although I feel as though I’m telling a brick wall). I found this recipe flipping through a recipe book that came with my magimix – ♥. I could see I had a lonely pear in my fruit bowl and I knew I had some slithered almonds in my pantry screaming to be used in something yummy – pear and almond cake it is! I’d say its more like a souffle cake but delicious none the less. Hmmm…along with all this cake eating and spare time also means no excuse for my lack of running/exercise regime. Pants.

 

 

Pear & Almond Cake

Serves 2


2 eggs
60g sugar
50g butter
1 pear
30g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
25 g flaked almonds
pinch of salt

 

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Peel the pear, halve and core them and poach in a saucepan for 5-10 minutes, never letting the water boil.

2. Melt butter in microwave. In a large bowl mix eggs and sugar in the until light and fluffy. Add melted butter, flour, salt & baking powder to achieve a soft consistency. Transfer to a greased ramekin or small tin.

3. Once pears are poached slice thinly and add on top of the cake mixture and let it sink. Finally sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

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  1. Kristin says:

    Just wanted to let you know you’re not telling a brick wall! Well, I can’t comment for ALL the brick walls out there, but I’m not one, and I’m reading!

    You’re very clever! Your photos are fantastic. And the food in them looks fantastic! I want to eat it all! I’m seriously impressed!

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