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.
45,3474/5 for 7 ratings
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Last modified on: October 12th 2014

For 1 cake, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
27 min.45 min.1 hour 12 min.
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Keeping:

A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,398 Kcal or 10,040 Kj25 gr357 gr97 gr
120 %10 %34 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
193 Kcal or 808 Kj2 gr29 gr8 gr
10 %1 %3 %1 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,398 Kcal or 10,040 Kj25 gr357 gr97 gr
120 %10 %34 %15 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

My mother.

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Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pear compote , Chouquettes, Jelly-style plum jam, Cherry clafoutis, Fruit crumble, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sandwich bread, Oaty walnut cake , Liège waffles, Cod loin with saffron, Pretzels, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Croque-monsieur gourmand, Tomatoes Provençal, Onion fondue, French onion soup, Oatmeal cake, ... All
Baking powderBaking powder: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies, Muffin dough, Little Christmas biscuits, Sesame cookies, Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses, ... All

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