Monday, July 18, 2011

Upside-down pear and ginger cake

Hello poppits'
i've got another recipe for you today , this time it's a supper nice pear and ginger upside down cake!
There's no supper amazing picture of it because we were out on a picnic and how really wants to wait around hungry whilst somebody takes picture ?? not I that's for sure.

the cake was really easy to make and because of the golden syrup it gives it a lovely dark cakie colour and scrumptious taste!
oh and the pears are truly delightful ! they are moist and infused with all the spices that are in the cake ! 

oh and a few picnic snaps :)

Recipe: Donna hay issue 56


1 cup (350g) golden syrup
1 cup(175g) brown sugar
3/4 cups(180ml) milk
1 2/3 cups (250g) plain flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
125g butter, chopped
1 egg
5 pears, peeled and checks removed 

Pre heat you oven to 180c 
put the golden syrup, sugar and milk in a saucepan and heat over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and set aside to cool.
place the flour, baking powder, all the spices and butter in a mixer and beat until the mixture looks like bread crumbs. now you can add the golden syrup mix with the mixer running until you have a smooth mix. 
now place your egg in and mix until combine. 

line a 20x30cm tin with backing paper and place the pear checks  cut side down and pour the the cake batter over them. bake for about 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 
let cool for 10 minutes or so and then turn out onto a cooling rack or just eat it now and then !

P.s Enjoy !!!

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