Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Fresh Pear Cake/s

I'm going to try this on the weekend as I have some pears laying around.

150g softened butter
150g caster sugar
150g plain flour, sifted
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tbs baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 cup flaked almonds

Preheat oven to 170c
Line a medium 12 cup muffin pan.
Beat together all ingredients, except pears and almonds, in a bowl with an electric mixer - until light and creamy.
Spoon mixture into each cup - lay a couple of slices of pear on top of each and sprinkle over almonds.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.

This can also be baked in a greased and lined 20cm springform pan @ 180c for 45 minutes.


Kez said...

I might try this as well. I made some of the pear muffins from the failsafe cookbook the other day for the first time in ages - they were yummy too!

Lis said...

I love pear in anything too Kez - I've made the failsafe ones as well, these seem a bit fancier. Let me know how you go :)

Katrina said...

That sounds yummy, I know my daughter is going to want to try making this, good to see you back in action here again