Pear and ginger loaf
What could be better than a piece of cake and a cuppa with a friend. This cake brings fruit and spice together to make a simply delicious afternoon treat.
Preparation and cooking Time: 2-2 1/2 hours
- 200 ml Smooth EVOO
- 150g caster sugar
- 300g golden syrup
- 200ml Smooth extra virgin olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 60g fresh ginger
- 180ml Hot water
- 2 tablespoon hot water
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 340g plain flour
- ½ teaspoon hot water
- 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
- 3-5 small pears
You can use a load or standard round tin for this cake
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsiuson fan force.
Combine the sugar, golden syrup and EVOO into a large bowl. Lightly beat the eggs together and stir the sugar and oil mixture into the bowl.
Peel and finely grate the ginger.
In a small bowl, mix the hot water with the baking powder
Sift the flour and cinnamon into another bowl
Stir all the ingredients together except the pears and leave to rest for 10 minutes
Line cake tin with baking paper. Put in cake mix then. Add the pears to the centre of the loaf tin or evenly through a round tin.
Bake for 1-½ hours until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Pair with cream and a good cup of tea.