Pear and White Chocolate Cake

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Dark Chocolate and Pears is a classic Italian combination.  But a little experiment of replacing dark chocolate with white resulted in a fantastic cake

Dark Chocolate and Pears is a classic Italian combination. But a little experiment of replacing dark chocolate with white resulted in a fantastic cake

Time of preparation:  90 minutes Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
  • Pears________2 soft
  • White Chocolate__100 grams
  • ½ of a lime or lemon
  • Sugar Powder____50 grams
  • Brown Sugar_____2 tablespoons
  • Grappa_________1-2 tablespoons (can be replaced with rum, cognac etc. I used limoncello)
For dough:
  • Flour_________1,5 cups
  • Eggs_________ 3
  • Butter________ 110 grams
  • Cream________150 ml
  • Baking Powder_1 teaspoon
  • Pinch of salt
5 tablespoons of sugar

1.     Cut pears in quite thick slices. Pour on them the juice of a half of a lime/lemon, grappa and sprinkle with sugar. Let it stay for 20 minutes, then pour off the juice with grappa and save it.
2.     Make syrup: heat 5 tablespoons of sugar with 5 tablespoons of water; cook till the sugar will totally melt.
3.     Melt 100 grams of butter.
4.     Cut chocolate in small pieces.
5.     Whip eggs with sugar till foam; add cream and whip a little bit more.
6.     Add melted butter, whip; add 1 cup of flour with baking powder, mix well. Add juice with grappa, syrup; mix; add the remaining flour and mix again.
7.     Grease the baking dish with remaining butter; put pears and cover with chopped chocolates; pour dough on top. Bake on 190C (380F) for 45 minutes. Let it cool and decorate with sugar powder.
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