Nashi Pear Tea Cake
This is a recipe I adapted from Not Quite Nigella. Her recipes are so tasty, well worth a look….. This cake goes down a treat in our house, never lasts very long but keeps well if it does!
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
125g melted butter
1tsp vanilla extract
400g diced nashi pear (you can use apples or pears instead, no need to peel, just core and chop!)
Brown sugar to sprinkle (about 2 tablespoons)
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20cm springform tin.
Mix the butter, flour, sugar, egg and vanilla in a bowl. Press 3/4 of the mix into the tin and save the remaining quarter.
Put the chopped nashi pears on top of the mixture, spreading evenly.
Add the rest of the buttery dough mixture in pieces over the top of the nashi pears so that not all of them are covered.
Sprinkle the top with a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar.
Bake in the oven for about 40-45 minutes. Dust with icing sugar and enjoy hot or cold, with custard or ice cream or just on its own…… Yum!