Monday, 17 October 2011
Collection of Recipes
My Mom collects recipes from all over the place. Recently she has made the decision not to bake anymore due to pains in her arms (she is 80 yers old) This is so sad, as her baking is legend. However she came across a recipe for Pear and Ginger Pound Loaf Cake and she asked me to bake it for her. I love baking as you know and my kitchen had that wonderful smell of warm ginger and pears whilst it was baking.
Pear and Ginger Pound Loaf Cake
7oz golden caster sugar
2 large eggs - beaten
1tsp. vanilla essence
7oz SR flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 balls stem ginger - chopped
2 pears - peeled and diced
3 tabsp. ginger syrup (from the jar)
3 tabsp. sugar
Pre-heat oven to Gas 4/180C
Grease and base line a pounf loaf tin
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy using a wooden spoon
Add the eggs and beat well.
Add the vanilla ess.
Fold in the flour, baking powder
Then mix in the ginger and chopped pears - folding
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin - level with the back of a spoon
Bake for approx 1 hour until a skewer comes out clean
Make the glaze by heating the ginger syrup and sugar togehter over the heat.
Pour over the cake and allow to cool in the tin
Remove from the tin and store in an airtight tin.
Serve sliced with a cup of tea.
I will be delivering the cake to Mom tomorrow - hoping for a slice (just to make sure it tastes alright of coure)