Pear and Ginger Teacake

Pear and Ginger Teacake

Posted 2013-05-02 by Lucy follow
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.

Upside down Pear and Ginger Cake


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

Ingredients for pear and ginger cake


Ingredients
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

Method
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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


    Categories
    #sweet
    #baking
    #dessert
    #cake
    #pear

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