Does anyone know when Great British Bake-off is due to start again? Anyone? I'm getting withdrawal symptoms. I miss that marquee, the benches, the flour coated foreheads as the pressure rises and the rain pounds down outside. Anyone would think I had actually been there!
200g self-raising flour
10g baking powder (for some extra oomph)
Pinch of salk
115g unsalted butter, softened
130g granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, separated
120ml milk (whole or semi-skimmed)
For the topping
Couple of ripe pears, peeled, cored and sliced evenly
60g melted butter
70g dark brown muscovado sugar
Pre-heat the oven to 180C and grease your baking pan
Melt the butter in the bottom of a heavy pan over a low heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until it is dissolved. Pour into the base of your baking pan and swirl
to coat the bottom; remove from heat, and cool. Arrange the cut pears in a pattern over the
brown-sugar mixture, making sure that the base is completely covered and set aside.
facebook group or twitter!