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French Family Cake

French Family Cake

The idea of a "family" cake can mean so many different things, depending on where your family came from. This French version consists of a layer of pears in liquid caramel, topped with a basic cake mixture, similar to the four quarters recipe.

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Last modified on: October 12th 2014

For 1 cake, you will need:

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How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
27 min.45 min.1 hour 12 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
French Family Cake : Photo of step #1 Put into a food-processor bowl: 2 eggs, 100 g caster sugar, 100 g flour, 100 g butter (softened and cut into pieces) and 10 g baking powder.
Stage 2
5 min.
French Family Cake : Photo of step #2 Mix together until the mixture is even and smooth.

Set aside in the fridge.

Heat the oven to 370°F (190°C).
Stage 3
10 min.
French Family Cake : Photo of step #3 Peel 4 Pears, remove the stalk and core, then cut into pieces.

Put the pieces into a loaf tin or mould.
Stage 4
2 min.
French Family Cake : Photo of step #4 Put 80 g caster sugar and 2 tablespoons water into a small saucepan on high heat.
Stage 5
5 min.
French Family Cake : Photo of step #5 Cook the sugar to light caramel stage...
Stage 6
2 min.
French Family Cake : Photo of step #6 ...then pour this over the fruit.
Stage 7
3 min.
French Family Cake : Photo of step #7 Cover with the cake mixture...
Stage 8
40 min.
French Family Cake : Photo of step #8 ...and bake for about 40 minutes.

Serve warm or cold.

Remarks

Like in a fruit crumble, you can use whetever fruits in season you have to hand.

You can mix different kinds of fruit, too.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 cake : 2.48 €

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