Fall is in full swing. I love the cool frost of autumn just until the leaves finish changing and fall, crumpled, at the bottom of the tree. Various shades of bright red and orange leaves take me back to the many months of my childhood years that were spent watching the leaves fall softly, feeling them sweep across my face on their way to the ground.
Hiking up mountains. Biking down city streets. Running on trails. Fall is the perfect season to revisit the great outdoors, and fall in love with it all over again.
It’s great when you and your son don’t have a terrible cold. But, because I am stuck in the house feeling like dying, I found myself looking to cook something to make me feel better, something that will go so beautiful with a hot chocolate.
So, here it is one of my comfort food, a cake with pears from my garden, which makes my day better.
- 5 eggs
- 4 sweet and soft pears
- 10 tablespoons sugar
- 10 tablespoons flour
- 7 tablespoons milk
- 7 tablespoons oil
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 baking powder
Line a base of baking form with a parchment paper. Preheat an oven to 200°C/180°C fan.
Separate the eggs. In a bowl whisk the whites until soft peaks. Add the sugar and whisk it till it dissolved. Add the egg yolks, milk and oil. With a spoon add the flour, baking soda and cocoa and mix it very softly.
Pour the mixture into the prepared form. Press the pears in, stem end up. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake part comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan, then gently remove the cake from the pan to a rack to cool completely.
I enter this recipe in The Great Denby Cake Off Competition .