Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Wordless Wednesday




cute little sugar pears...also known as seckel pears













the cake speaks for itself...



and the pear lives up to its name, soft and sweet... 



Pear and Chocolate Cake Pots
original recipe from here.

Ingredients:
(makes 4)

4 small pears
75g unsalted butter, soften at room temperature
75g caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
25g cocoa powder
75g cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

honey for drizzling
icing sugar for dusting

Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180degC. Grease 4 ramekins with some butter. Cut off base of pears, set aside.
  2. Sift cocoa powder, set aside. Sift together cake flour and baking powder, set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar with electric whisk till mixture turns pale, light and fluffy.
  4. Add in eggs gradually, beat well after each addition. Add in vanilla extract. Beat to combine.
  5. Add in cocoa powder, beat till combined.
  6. Fold in flour mixture with a spatula, until just combined. 
  7. Fill ramekin to half full. Place a pear in each ramekin. Bake for 16~20mins. Serve warm with a drizzle of honey and dusting of icing sugar. Great with a scoop of ice cream too.

20 comments:

  1. Pictures tell 1000 words :) hehe loving the cute little pear cake pots! look so yummy! and can just taste the softness of the pear!! YUM :)

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  2. I am speechless when I see this. It is so beautiful!

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  3. Lost for words! This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. I have not tried pears in baking before. I bet this will make a perfect dessert when you have guests. :)

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  5. hello hhb! this is not really relevant to this post...but may i know where can i buy marsala/coffee liquor for tiramisu? i can't find it at holland v's cold storage..

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  6. You have baked wonderful cake!
    I am not dare to try fresh pear in my cake, afraid it will taste unusual... However, this cake look moist and cause me mounth watering. I can't wait to give it a try!

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  7. BakingTray, I was busy with a job assignment, so I leave it to the photos to speak for themselves ;)

    Thanks Ju!

    Agapejen, mine didnt turn out as pretty as the photo shown on the site which I took the recipe from...but this dessert tasted really good!

    The Experimental Cook, I messed up with the dusting of icing suar and drizzling of maple syrup (I ran out of honey) :( I know, you are going to call me the perfectionist, lol!

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  8. hanushi, this is also the first time I baked something with pears...I agree, this is great when I have guests over :)

    Hi Anonymous, I have never bought marsala, or coffee liquor...maybe you can try look for it at Carrefour suntec? their wine and liquor section is quite big.

    Angelic Heart, the sugar pears taste good, soft and sweet, they are mini pears, I bought them at ntuc fairprice.

    ChinnyChinChin, thanks for visiting. I am sorry I do not know much about photography. If you have read my earlier posts, you will know that I am still using a very old camera, and my photos are all point-and-shoot shots. I only know how to use the Auto-mode function ;) Sorry I am of not much help.

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  9. my gosh, this is such a cool idea. i see in the original recipe it's using self-rising flour. i don't have any on hand, so i'll just do what you and increase the amount of baking powder. I'm planning on making a big cake since i don't have any ramekins. i'll let you know how it turns out once i make it:)

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  10. Hey HHB!
    I've been following your blog for quite a while now but I'v always been so afraid to attempt breadmaking especially when I don't have a bread machine and I didn't have any time at all. Now that I'm on a sabbatical from work, I am so glad to get reacquainted with your blog - and yes, I've started making my own bread since! This creation is just beautiful! Can't wait to see more =)

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  11. Wow! These look so beautiful!
    HHB - your baking skill is jus like a pro! Really enjoy reading and learning from your blog.

    Thanks so much for posting the recipes.

    Fiona

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  12. 阿咪, can't wait to see yours :)

    thieveryx, thanks for following my blog :) I am glad to hear that you have started making your own bread, I am sure you have lots of fun!

    Fiona, thanks for the compliment...I don't have much skills, I simply follow recipes closely and I can handle only very simple bakes ;)

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  13. Stunned - so beautiful...

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  14. Such a special cake. I can only drool .. and drool and drool ....

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  15. wow, this is just amazing!

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  16. Hi!

    Would you tell me where you get your ramekins from? They're of perfect deepness.

    I have trouble looking for them. Seen lots of short ones, none of them the height I want. :(

    Thanks

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  17. Rin, I got the ramekins from Daiso.

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