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Chocolate and Pear Torte


  • 150g butter

  • 150g dark chocolate

  • 4 small eggs, separated

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 60g self-raising flour

  • 2 ripe pears (preferably Comice), peeled and cored

  • Icing sugar – for dusting


  • 1.

    Preheat oven 180C.

  • 2.

    Line the bottom and side of a tin with butered greaseproof paper.

  • 3.

    Cut the pears into small pieces.

  • 4.

    Meanwhile, melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Make sure that the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.

  • 5.

    In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar and mix into the melted chocolate.

  • 6.

    Fold chocolate mix in the flour and the diced pears.

  • 7.

    Whisk the egg whites and when stiff fold into the mixture.

  • 8.

    Pour into a greased 22 cm. loose-bottomed tin, cover with buttered paper and bake for 45 to 50 mins.

  • 9.

    Rest in the tin for 15 minutes then turn out onto a rack to cool.

  • 10.

    When completely cold, dust with icing sugar.

  • 11.

    Serve with Poire William ice cream.

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Posted by KrystynaCooksReport
I watched my taped episode of Rosemary Shrager's show where the budding cooks made the cake recipe along with the PEAR ICE CREAM aka POIRE WILLIAM ICE CREAM I HAVE NOT GOT the ICE CRAM RECIPE but will go onto the UK website with R.Shrager to find it - It was reviewed as delicious & very creamy I would like to make it if anyone was able to get the recipe I would appreciate it
Posted by kathleen stessens Report
an easy and delicious recipe!