24 October 2012

Pears and Chocolate cake

You need
4 pears
Half lemon (the juice)
250 grams of sifted self raising flour
50 grams of butter, melted
100 grams of caster sugar
A glass of milk
Half bar of good quality dark chocolate bar, grated
3 eggs

Switch on the oven at 190 degrees.
Cut the pears into chunks, squeeze half a lemon on it and set aside.
Separate the yolks from the whites.
Whisk the whites until they form soft peaks and set aside.
Add the sugar to the yolks and whisk until pale.
Keep whisking, add the milk, the melted butter, and then the flour.
If the batter looks stiff, add more milk. Mix in the whisked whites with a wooden spoon and be careful not to break the air too much.
Add the pears and the grated chocolate.
Pour into a circular cake tin (previously buttered) (I had the one with the hole in the middle, both moulds are fine)
Put into the oven for 30 minutes, check with a tooth peak, if it comes out clean, it is ready, if not wait 10 more minutes.
It's delicious for breakfast!
Buon appetito!