Chocolate Pear Pudding…..adulterated from Nigella.com
it’s Mother’s Day: Whip up this divine dessert /cake and she will think you have slaved over a hot stove for hours. Easy as opening a can of pears. Organic of course.
You need for 6 family members or one big fat Mama!
2 x 415g cans pear halves in juice
125g plain flour
25g cocoa powder
125g caster sugar
150g soft butter, plus extra for greasing
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Serve with Nutella or chocolate sauce
- Pull on your old favourite grey Hermes leisure suit.
- Open a wine. I am sure it’s got to be 6 o’clock somewhere in the world. ( old joke but a goodie)
- Preheat the oven to 200°C
- Whip out the butter and moisterise a 22cm square ovenproof dish.
- Apply your own Crème De la Mer face mask.
- Lock the doors
- Open the cans and drain the pears.
- Chop them up in half so you have quarters. You do the maths.
- Toss in the dish and arrange them so they look chic and relaxed.
- Get out all the remaining ingredients and measure out.
- Now throw all those ingredients in a food whizzer and blitz until you have a batter.
- Nigella would say that it should have with “a soft dropping consistency”. A bit like my bottom.
- Now pour the brown batter over the pears and spread it out so that it’s as smooth as you can sloppily do.
- Now pop in the oven for about 30 minutes.
- You should keep an eye on it. You will smell it when it is nearly ready.
- You want to let stand out of the oven for 5 or 10 minutes to cool and then cut into slabs.
- Serve with chocolate sauce or slather with Nutella…OMG.
- Then give your mum a big chocolate kiss.