A wondrous dessert cake (best eaten warm) using firm, slightly under ripe pears and an almond butter cake. YUM! The recipe is available at http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/hugh-fearnley-whittingstall/index.html
I watched Hugh in Winter Recipes from River Cottage last night, saw this recipe and just HAD to give it a try today especially as pears are at their peak around about end of April early May. The recipe on Channel 4 reduces the original recipe by half. I don't do halves. I went with Hugh's original quantities and it was SUBLIME! We had DESSERT before dinner because I wanted to try it while it was still warm.... it did NOT disappoint!