Thursday, October 27, 2011

Deux Poires Rouges

Deux Poires Rouges • sold

Gâteau aux Poires

2 pounds pears
100 g butter
250 g confectioners sugar

juice of 1/2 lemon

2 tsp Calvados or Pear Schnaps

250 g flour
1 1/2 tbsp backing powder

3 egg yolks

125 ml milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

a bit salt

28 cm pie plate

Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter the pie plate very well and sprinkle with sugar. Peel and core the apples and cut them in thin slivers. Melt 1/2 of the butter in a pot and add pears and 1/3 of the sugar, the Calvados and let caramelize. Take out the pears and keep the remaining liquid and let it reduce to a nice syrup.

On a clean counter pile up the flour and baking powder and make a well add the remaining ingredients and with your fingertips form a dough and fill in to prepared pie plate.
Arrange the pear slice nicely on the cake.

Bake 30-40 min till the dough is golden brown. Minutes before you take the cake out sprinkle with a bit Calvados and salt if you like! Drizzle with the syrup and let bake a bit.
Let the cake rest couple of minutes and serve with whipped cream or crème fraîche.

It tastes best eaten the same day - but you can also keep it up to two days in a cake tin.

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