We're very lucky - our garden has a pear tree. We will have lived there for two years in August, but have had just as many pears from the tree, unfortunately. However, El Husbandio is planning to prune the tree back, in the hope of encouraging more fruit this summer/autumn, so I've decided to be prepared.
Here are some pear cake recipes I hope to try before the winter arrives again, with our very own home grown fruit.
Simple and sweet - Anjou Pear Cake
An almond twist... Amaretti Pear Cake
Apple and Pear Cake - always a fan of apple based cakes.
As the title suggests, very simple: Pear Cake...
A good looking teacake...
For the ginger cravings... Ginger and Pear Cake
A more interesting cake: Pear and Chocolate Cake
These pear recipes are not, in my opinion, hugely exciting... However, it looks like the secret to a good pear bake is either nutmeg and cinnamon, or Poire Williams liqueur, which all adds up to something rather delicious. Mmmm!
Fancy trying any of these recipes yourself? If not, we'll bake and deliver for you, simple!
**Update** El Husbandio pruned the tree almost to oblivion, but there's shoots and blossom to be seen already. Hope remains!
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