Nashi Pear Tea Cake

Nashi Pear Tea Cake

  • Servings: 6-8
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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

1 egg

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!

Milo Slice

This is a quick and easy slice, ready in under 30 minutes…..



1 cup SR flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup rolled oats

2/3 cup coconut

1/2 cup Milo

1 egg

120g butter, melted


Combine all dry ingredients. Mix in butter and egg and stir well. Press mixture into lined slice tray. Bake at 180C for 15-20 mins. Enjoy!….

All in one apple cake

It’s nearly winter and time for delicious warm from the oven apple cake.  Nice on its own or with ice cream, custard or cream if you’re feeling wicked!  This is the easiest apple cake ever, especially if you have a Thermomix.  If you don’t then you just have to chop the apple by hand to the size you want them, melt the butter and mix all ingredients by hand….


125g butter

3 large apples

180g caster sugar

300g self raising flour

1 egg


Preheat oven to 180C. Put butter in the Thermomix and melt at 60 degrees, speed 4 for 3 mins until melted.  Add remaining ingredients. Blend speed 5 for 40 seconds. Pour into greased and lined slice tin or square tin.Cook for 40 mins until done when tested with a skewer….yum……

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