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1 April, 2013

Gataeu Fondant Aux Paires-French Pear Cake

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Gateau Fondant Aux Poire-French Pear Cake

~Happy Easter~

I hope that everyone had a fun Easter Sunday and weekend, I know I did, I spend my Easter Sunday playing Video Games and hanging out at home with my Baby’s family and I also did a slow cook BBQ-Beef Brisket which was delicious with my own rub and just my favorite BB-Q Sauce. I always have to make a dessert and this time I wanted to make something simple and easy but fresh that also recalls the spring season. Gataeu Fondant Aux Paires~or in plain English is a French Pear Cake. It is really good, and Simple and perfect. No Frosting needed, no filling needed, no extra step or anything just a plain cake with Pears and a hint of Lemon from the lemon zest. An Instant hit with my Baby’s family and one of my now go to spring time desserts. Just a dust of Powdered Sugar, slice and serve, I mean you can add vanilla ice cream or even make whip cream but what I love about this cake is it doesn’t need it~It stand on it’s own simplicity ~and sometimes that’s all it needs.Make this and you will not regret it, you will fall in love with the goodness of this cake. I know I did and my baby did.

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Before I dust the cake with Powdered Sugar

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After( Sorry for the Grey color shot, it was Dark and dreary yesterday no sun)

Gataeu Fondant Aux Paires-French Pear Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups plus 1 1/2 tablespoons of Flour
  • 3-4 Ripe pears quartered and dice into cubes
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 1/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Good vanilla extract
  • 4 Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking powder
  • A pinch of Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350, butter a 9 inch spring form pan generously
  2. In a bowl sift together Flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside
  3. In a Stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, Beat butter and sugar together till they are fluffy and white.
  4. Add the Eggs one at a time, add the vanilla and lemon zest.
  5. Add the Flour slowly on low speed, do not overmix.
  6. Pour half of the batter on the prepared pan, then place the pears on top,. add the remaining batter on top spreading evenly.
  7. bake for 60 Minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let it cool on a wired rack for 15 minutes, remove the sides and let it cool completely. Dust the top with powdered sugar when it cool before serving.
  8. Recipe adapted from My kitchen in the Rockies
http://thenovicecook.com/?p=583

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