Hullo gentle readers, anatsuno
and I have decided that though we gave it a good go, we're terrible at keeping up with joint projects so we're (sniff!) quietly shutting down doublejoint
. I am, however, going to migrate my recipes slowly over here, and hopefully continue to post more on aquaprofunda
Here's the first:
Chai Pear Cake (with bonus Pear Chai!)
Oh my goodness. I just improvised the most amazing cake.
This is based on my banana cake recipe
- I figured that if I kept all the quantities in the right place, I could add different flavouring and just switch out the type of mushy-cooked-fruit.
Pears are in season right now, so pears it is! Most pear recipes I found were all about keeping the pears whole (and stewed), or layering them for an upside-down cake, or leaving whole chunks in. But I needed a mushy mass of them, so I decided to stew them and make a puree to go into the cake. And what better to stew them in than CHAI?
The cake I wound up with is so amazingly delicious. Somehow moist and fluffy at the same time, with the perfect amount of richness with the brown sugar and spices to offset the freshness of the pears. I am so very pleased with it!
There are a few steps to this, but it's totally worth it.( Read more... )