Fig & Pear Torte

This is the perfect winter dessert, There’s something very British about it. It’s ideal to bring out when dinner’s done with & your guests have cracked open a bottle of that lovely Cognac. The fruitiness of the Pear is complemented by the butter in the cake, the sweetness of the figs go amazingly well with the Ginger & Cinnamon. Warm, spicy & Best served with Crème Anglaise.

  • 200g Flour
  • 10g Baking Powder
  • 1g Salt
  • 4g Baking Soda
  • 100g Yoghurt
  • 50ml Milk
  • 180g Unsalted Butter
  • 180g Caster Sugar
  • 5ml Vanilla Essence 
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2g Cinnamon Powder
  • 2g Ground Ginger
  • 1 Pear
  • 5-6 Figs
  • 10ml Poire Eau de Vie
  • 10g Caster Sugar
  • 20 ml Water

  • Preheat the oven to 165 degrees
  • Slice the Pear into fairly thick slices. Cut the Figs into two.
  • Add the 10g of Caster Sugar to Boiling 20ml of Water, Once cooled add the liqueur
  • Sift the flour, salt, Cinnamon powder, Baking powder & Baking Soda together.
  • In a Big Bowl, Cream the Butter & Sugar together, till they’re pale & Fluffy. 
  • Add the Vanilla essence, ground Ginger and then the Eggs one by one.
  • Add 1/3rd of the dry ingredients into the Butter mixture, followed by the yoghurt.
  • Add another third of the dry ingredients followed by the milk.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients & mix well.
  • Pour the batter into a prepared cake pan.
  • Arrange the Pear & Fig Slices on top of the cake.
  • Bake for 45 minutes
  • Once out of the oven, Brush the top of the Torte with the Liqueur soaking syrup.
  • Serve Warm


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