Gâteau Fondant Aux Poires - French Pear Cake

 

No way, not this early, I am thinking, while still all bundled up in my cozy blankets, but I know time is ticking and I can hear noises; footsteps, running water, and draws being opened and closed.  I jump out of bed and hurry into the kitchen. Luckily it is Mr. Rockies I find and not our ...

What you will need

3-4 small ripe pears, peeled and quartered or cubed

1 cup 1½ Tablespoons (250 g) butter, at room temperature

zest of 1 lemon

1¼ cup (250 g) sugar (Kirsten used 200 g)

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

4 eggs, at room temperature

2 cups 1½ tablespoons (250 g) flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

a pinch of salt

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