The other day I was looking at what fruit we had got and what needed using. I found 3 pears that were ready for eating, or in my case, baking with!
So, as I usually do, I got my baking thinking cap on and decided to use them to make a cake.
This is the end result:
Spiced Pear and Mixed Fruit Cake
150g butter softened
150g caster sugar
200g self raising flour
1tspn mixed spice
100g mixed fruit with citrus peel
3 pears, peeled and cut into cubes
Heat your oven to 180C, gas mark 4, 350F
1: Cream the butter
2: Once the butter has been creamed add the caster sugar and mix until light
3: Mix together the flour, mixed spice and cinnamon
4: Add the eggs one at a time adding a spoon of the flour mix to prevent curdling
5: Once all of the eggs have been added sift the flour and mix
6: Add the mixed fruit and cubes of pear and mix until evenly blended together
7: Put the cake mix into a prepared cake tin and bake for approx 1 hour or until a knife comes out clean when placed through the middle
This cake is delicious eaten warm served with ice cream or cream and just as yummy when cold!