The weather is still being kind to us…nice to see the clear blue skies, the chirping of the birds and the lushness around us. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen grey skies. Whatever little rain we’ve had has fallen at night, which is even better, especially on week days.
The following pear and walnut upside down cake was made on the spur of the moment. Quite a lot of pears were lying around, and, even though we do love to munch on them in their raw state, I couldn’t resist the urge to bake something with a few of them and also to satisfy a sweet craving. The cake is quite simple to make and produces wonderful results.
Pears, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces (2 C)
1/4 C of milk
3 tblsp of honey
4 tblsp of oil
3/4 C of whole wheat flour (atta)
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of bicarbonate of soda
2 and 1/2 tblsp of sugar ( I used organic raw cane sugar)
a handful of roughly chopped walnuts
- Pre heat the oven at 180 deg C and line an 8 inch round pan with foil. Geease lightly.
- Beat together the eggs, milk, honey and oil.
- In a bowl, mix together the flour, soda and baking powder and add to the egg mixture. Fold in.
- Mix together the pears, walnuts and sugar and cover the bottom of the prepared pan with this mixture.
- Tip the batter over this mixture. Smooth the top and tap the pan against the counter to expel the air bubbles.
- Place the pan in the centre of the preheated oven and bake for about 17 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave for 10 minutes. Turn on the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or till the top is golden and a toothpick inserted through the centre comes out clean.
- Place a plate ( larger than the pan) over the pan and turn it upside down. Remove the pan and gently peel off the foil.
- Let it cool for a few minutes, cut into wedges and serve warm. On the other hand, cool completely, chill, cut into wedges and serve. Tastes great either way.
We had it as after dinner dessert.
The result was just as I wanted…not too sweet, the soft pieces of fruit added a delightful mouth feel, and the walnuts a nice bite. The kids had it with some whipped cream,
but Dinesh and I enjoyed it on its own. Delish!! The kids are already asking for it to be made again
Have a nice weekend!