I really like the sound of this baked pear dessert. The combination of pears, fruit and nuts, cream and creme fraiche – not forgetting the cider – is quite appealing. It’s probably more a cool weather dessert, although maybe it would work served chilled on a warm night.
Are you looking for a more interesting way to serve brussels sprouts? My childhood memory of this poor vegetable was a greenish/yellowish soggy mess on the plate – my husband still won’t eat them because his lovely Mum cooked them in the pressure cooker!!!! Of course, there’s no need to boil the life out of them, you can steam them, fry them, bbq them and even bake them in cream with parmesan cheese and walnuts as this recipe suggests.
It looks like Mum cut this recipe from the back of a packet of CSR brown sugar. It’s certainly one for those with a sweet tooth…………….
My experience of these type of coffee cakes is that they don’t last long. Firstly, they taste good and get eaten quickly and secondly they dry out and can’t be kept more than a day or so. Not sure if there’s anything French about them, but I do know it’s the topping that makes them so good.
This recipe comes from the back of a 1970s White Wings Plain Flour packet so you need to do some metric conversions. 1oz = 30ml, 2oz = 60ml and the pan size converts to a 15cm tin. Enjoy!!