Bbbbrrrr.... it's cold outside today and the wind is howling and the rain is falling. But then fire is on, the kettle is on, so why don't you come on in, stay a while and have a tea party with me!
On today's menu I can offer... errrmmmm... the last slice, of a super moist, light and fluffy Pear Cake with a huge dollop of fresh cream and a hot cup of tea.
The weather is cold and we finally had some snow, not that it stuck or lasted, but it fell nevertheless and it made the pace look magical for even just the briefest of seconds.
This cake recipe is old, as old as time itself I would say. But it is hearthy, warming and belly filling and to be honest on a cold day like today, could you want anymore?
I use a simple Victoria sponge recipe and just layer the bottom of my cake tin with chopped up pears, maybe 5 or 6. I like to sprinkle brown sugar over the top of the pears just to make then goo-ey and sticky and just pop the sugar sprinkled pears into the oven a few minutes before I am finished with the sponge mixture. It melts the sugar and makes them nice an soft. Delicious. Next time I think a pinch or two of nutmeg, just to set it off, might be in order.
Don't forget I am linking up with Sarah-Jane over at Chantille Fleur for Tea Party Tuesdays.
For shame... I forgot to take any photos of this cake, even though I made it specifically for TPT, until the very last minute! Bet you didn't believe when I said there was only one slice left?? Ta-dah!
Hope you are all having a lovely week!