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Upside-Down Pear Cake November 12, 2016

pear

 

This is nice as cake or you could eat it warm with custard for a pudding.

 

Ingredients

100g stork or whatever margarine you use

125g soft brown sugar

1 x 411g tin Pear halves in juice, drained

50g peanut butter

2 eggs

115g self raising flour

75g natural yoghurt

 

Method

Pre heat oven to 180C/gas 4

Line the base of a 20cm shallow cake tin.

Mix together 25g of the margarine with 25g of the sugar then spread it over the base of the lined tin.

Arrange the pears, rounded side up, in the tin.

Beat together the rest of the margarine and sugar with the peanut butter until creamy.

Beat the eggs into the mixture one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour with the second one.

Gently beat in the rest of the flour and yoghurt, until just combined.

Pour over the pears and bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Leave in the tin fo 5 minutes, then turn out onto a plate to serve.

 

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Pearl Wedding Cupcakes July 1, 2012

Makes 12

 

Ingredients

 

225g/8oz plain flour

110g/4oz caster sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

150ml/5fl oz milk

55g/2oz butter, melted

1tsp vanilla extract

 

To decorate

 

450g/16oz ready to roll icing

3 – 4 Tbsp apricot jam, warmed

white sugar flowers, bought or make your own

edible silver baubles/posh pearls

 

Method

 

Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Place 12 paper cases in a 12 hole muffin tin. Sift the flour, sugar and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Whisk together the egg, butter, milk and vanilla extract in a jug. Stir into the dry ingredients until just combined.

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and risen. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

To decorate, roll out the ready to roll icing thinly on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar. Cut out small rounds, slightly smaller than the diameter of the cakes.

Brush the tops of the cakes with a little apricot jam and attach the icing rounds.

Attach the sugar flowers with a dab of jam, then place the silver baubles in the centre of the flowers with a tiny dab of jam.

 

 
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