Pear and Ginger Cake


Cake :
5oz (140g) Butter

6oz (170g) Brown sugar
2 tbsp Dark treacle
1 Egg
oz (225g) Self raising flour
3tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp of ground ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ pint of warm milk

3 firm pears


Preheat oven 140c/120c Fan/300F/Gas Mark 2.

Cream together 2 oz (50g) of the fat with 3 oz (80g) of the sugar. Spread over the bottom of a well greased shallow tin and cover with thinly sliced pears.

Cream remaining fat and sugar and beat in egg, add treacle and cream again. Mix together dry ingredients and mix into creamed ingredients with the warmed milk.  Pour into tin on top of pears and cook for 40 minutes or until cooked through . Cool slightly before turning out.