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

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
French Family Cake
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
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
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
Put 80 g caster sugar and 2 tablespoons water into a small saucepan on high heat.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
French Family Cake
Cook the sugar to light caramel stage...

Stage 6 - 2 min.
French Family Cake
...then pour this over the fruit.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
French Family Cake
Cover with the cake mixture...

Stage 8 - 40 min.
French Family Cake
...and bake for about 40 minutes.

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

You can mix different kinds of fruit, too.
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
My mother.
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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Gluten, Milk
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  • For 1 cake : 2.03 £

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