Pear and Chocolate Pudding – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights – Salwaa Smith
This dessert is so versatile and is suitable for both winter or summer. Serve the pear and pudding with vanilla ice cream on a warm day. For a cold winter’s day it can be served with a chocolate sauce and or thin custard. Very easy to make with the minimum of fuss using everyday store cupboard ingredients.
3 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
½ cup juice of the canned pears
½ cup vegetable oil
2 tsps baking powder
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup cake flour
2 (410g) tins canned pear halves
Butter for greasing
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Grease a 20cm square dish with the butter. Arrange the pear halves in the dish, cut side down. In a large mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients together using an electric mixer. Pour the mixture over the pears. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, it will be slightly gooey when baked. Cool down slightly before cutting into squares, serve with thin custard, chocolate sauce or vanilla ice cream. Cut into approximately 9 slices.
100g good-quality dark chocolate
1 Tbsp butter
½ cup fresh cream
1 Tbsp sugar
Break the chocolate into small pieces. Microwave in a suitable bowl for about 1 – 2 minutes, checking every 30 seconds on its progress until it is melted. Heat the cream, butter and sugar over low heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Pour the cream over the chocolate and stir well. Serve with the pear and chocolate pudding. Delicious serve whilst still warm.
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