Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Chocolate Pear Crown Cake
Well I have used up the last of my mothers homegrown pears for this sensational Pear Chocolate Cake. I was so happy with it as it was more than a feast for the eyes.
Celia Brooks Brown describes this as a 'Chocolate Upright Pear Cake', I think she could have easily called it 'Chocolate Pear Crown Cake' as that is what it looks like when you bring it ceremoniously to the table, albeit a rustic autumnal crown!
Chocolette and Chele who are celebrating one year of the We Should Cocoa Challenge. The theme for September is to create a chocolate masterpiece to celebrate a virtual birthday party. I thought to myself well this glorious crown cake would fit the criteria perfectly. I've had fun participating in We Should Cocoa the past year, submitting sweet recipes such as Chocolate and Lime Halva; White Chocolate Banoffee Roulade; and more recently Courgette and Apricot Muffins - So I want to say Well done to both Choclette and Chele for bringing We Should Cocoa to blogland; and may there be many more in the years to come.
Celia Brooks Brown book New Urban Farmer; or at least borrow it from the library. I have cooked a number of recipes from the book, including the most delicious Rhubarb and Lentil Curry and Chard and Sorrel Kuku; and for those of you who still have a load of green tomatoes, well she has an excellent recipe for Green Tomato Curry too.