Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Country Pear and Almond Cake

I thought I might give you another nice recipe to try,
I hope you enjoyed the lemon and almond cake
from last week.
This one makes a lovely desert served with cream,yoghurt or ice cream

I'm going to try this on my next lunch party with friends.

Country Pear and Almond Cake

Oven temp 180c

2 eggs beaten together with 200grms Caster sugar (white granulated will do)
Caster sugar is similar but finer
4 Tblspns milk folded in alternately with 200grms  Self Raising flour

Grease and line a round cake pan
Sprinkle bottom with 30grms dried breadcrumbs

Pour half the batter into the tin
peel and slice 2 pears and put on top of the mixture in the tin
Pour on the other half of the batter

Dot with 30grms butter and sprinkle with 60grms flaked almonds
Bake for 30-40mins or until set and cooked 

Allow to cool 10 mins in the tin before inverting onto a plate then back the right way onto another plate then slide onto a cooling rack
Delicious warm with yoghurt.

While in the kitchen I always fill the oven to save gas,so my 
usual crispy shortbread biscuits go in the oven at the same time

Then a batch of scones while the bread dough is rising in the warm

and to use up a bit of left over sweet shortcrust pastry I had in the 
freezer from last baking day,I used up one last apple in the fruit bowl
which I peeled,cored while still whole,stuffed the hole with mixed
dried fruit and soft brown sugar dotting a little fresh butter
over the apple
sit it on top of the circle of pastry, brush with beaten egg
and fold up the pastry to encase the apple
brush all over with the beaten egg and sprinkle with caster sugar
Bake in the oven at the same time as the scones
Delicious served with custard
It is plenty for 2 people

What to do with the left over egg (I hardly ever waste food)
I stirred it into a bubbling pot of veg and lentil soup

Sour Bread dough ready to be kneaded

I don't worry about the kitchen getting messy when I'm enjoying
myself cooking. There usually is stuff everywhere,even bits on the floor.

Time to clean up and have a nice cup of tea
I think I'll use the pink roses china set today and 
enjoy a nice scone with fresh butter


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xx jeanetteann


SavannahGranny said...

Oh my, Everything looks so good! Especially the Lemon Almond Cake and the bubbling soup.

Bernideen said...

you are amazing - surely you don't do this everyday! I love to bake too! And cook!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Jeanetteann, I love the sound of Lemon Almond cake. It sounds as if it is really moist with the addition of the pears.... I am going to write out this recipe to try, as my mother is coming to visit us for two weeks and I know she will really enjoy this recipe.
I am exactly the same when I am baking, sometimes my kitchen looks like a bomb has hit it, but as you say, once the baking and cooking is finished it doesn't take five minutes to clean up....well maybe it is more like fifteen to twenty minutes.
Best Wishes to you,

Suzan Sweatman said...

My mouth is salvitating lol - I'm starving and this was not a good site to come to before I ate - WOW - I don't know which one looks better they all look so delicious - but I think I'll have a piece of that pie please - thanks!!!
Pinning this for sure!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!! Everythigng looks so yummy!! I adore your tea pot!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words about my Kitchen post!! I do love red in the Kitchen!! I am looking forward to having my new wood laminate floors, countertops and sink installed in September then for sure, I then will feel like I have my country Victorian Kitchen that I have always wanted!!


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love almonds and pears together. I'm keeping the recipe for when pears are ripe in Birttany.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've made so many of my favorites! Wish I lived close by! I'm a little under the weather and had chicken noodle soup for lunch...out of a can! heehee! Hugs!

iris said...

merci du petit mot sur mon blog ♥♥♥
toutes ces recettes m'ont l'air
super app├ętissantes
pour les petits gateaux avec des
pommes , nous les appelons
des " Douillons " en France
edith (iris) France ( Normandie )

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Oh my everything and I mean everything looks so good. The pear and almond cake looks so fabulous and I bet it is sooo good. WOW!!! You really cooked up a lot of beautiful things. I like to cook but I hate the mess however, like you a nice cup of tea afterwards is the best!!! Hgus, Beverly

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Yum! I just made a coffee cake with cream cheese, rasberry filling - love the flavor of almonds - this looks amazing - love your tea set! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Ivy and Elephants said...

It all looks so delicious! That pear tart has my name on it! I'm stopping by on the next baking day.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Wow...everything looks so delicious, and you are so efficient! I have so little counter space that I am always frustrated when I cook or bake. Someday I plan to either build a narrow island, or gut and redo our whole kitchen. Then maybe I'll enjoy spending time in the kitchen...or not lol!

Bluebell Woods said...

great post, wish I could get myself motivated to sew. It will soon be Christmas and I will be wishing I had made a start. Love the dresses, the smocking is beautiful

Jann Olson said...

Everything looks simply delicious Jeanetteann. You don't often see a yummy recipe using pears. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.