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Pear and Ginger Teacake

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I just baked this cake and it is so delicious. The combination of seasonal pears and warming ginger tastes perfect for this time of year. It is best served warm with a dollop of cream and drizzled with the accompanying sweet ginger syrup.

Pear and Ginger Cake
Upside down Pear and Ginger Cake

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Makes: 8 servings

Pear and Ginger Cake
Ingredients for pear and ginger cake

1/2 cup brown sugar
2 pears - peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons maple syrup
250 grams unsalted butter
1 cup caster sugar
4 eggs
zest of one lemon
2 cups spelt flour (you could also use normal plain flour)
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
2 teaspoons baking powder

Sweet Ginger Syrup
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup filtered water
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger

Grease and line a round cake tin (20 cms diameter).

Scatter the brown sugar across the base of the cake tin.

Melt 50 grams of butter together with the maple syrup in a saucepan. Pour this into the base of the cake tin.

Pear and Ginger Cake
Lay the pears into the base of the tin

Lay the sliced pears in a circle on top of the melted butter and maple syrup.

Pear and Ginger Cake
Pour the batter on top of the pears

Cream the remaining butter together with the caster sugar.

Add the eggs and beat well.

Mix in the grated ginger, milk and grated lemon zest.

Then mix in the spelt flour and baking powder.

When the batter is well combined, pour it over the circle of pears.

Bake in a moderate oven for an hour or until the top turns a golden brown.

Prepare the ginger syrup ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer together for 30 minutes or until the syrup thickens.

Allow the cake to cool a little before carefully turning it out onto a plate.

Serve warm with the fresh ginger syrup and cream or ice cream. Enjoy with a cup of tea or for a special occasion dessert.

Ginger syrup
Ginger Syrup

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