Monday, December 20, 2010

Pear Cake - my way

Today, I decided to bake a pear cake (I had some lovely pears from my farmer's market) from my favorite baking blog smitten kitchen - a seemingly simple cake that turned out to be a tad challenging!

I did not have all the right ingredients, and was lethargic to drive myself to the store (Its cold and rainy, you understand!). So making do with what I have at hand.

Its baking as I write, fingers crossed!

Here goes my changes to the recipe
  1. 3/4 cups butter - substituted it with 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  2. My pear was too soggy when grated. So, did a mixture of D'Anjou (chopped) and asian pears (grated)
  3. I don't have a tube pan, used my favorite bundt pan
  4. Didn't wait for my eggs to warm up to the room temperature
Now, we wait - - - - - - - - - - - and here it is

And it tastes great. May be I will top it with a brown sugar glaze tomorrow. What say you?

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