More rainy day baking here and for tonight I’ve organised a special treat. This cake is inspired by one of my favourite Cookbooks and especially by the ‘Chocolate’ chapter in The French Kitchen, by Joanne Harris & Fran Warde.
There is a book & subsequently a film also by Joanne Harris of which you might recognize, the title being Chocolat
This cake for me is a marriage of juicy seasonal pears, rich chocolate and a light moist crumb. It’s a bit sentimental but in a way this cake is a tribute to that incredible film which so happens to be playing on the Telly tonight.
Either way, I’ve got my date organised for later with a slice of this Upside down Chocolate & Pear Gâteau (sorry honey)…