Chocolate Upside-down Caramelised Pear and an Award


Got this from Laura's Paris Cooking Notebook a talented food blogger who is not so a stranger to french cuisine, endless chit-chat on cosy terrace in Parisien Brasseries for she lives in the romantic city of Paris. Big thanks again to Laura for passing this on to me. I'm not really sure but I think I already did a similar meme on random truths.

Anyways here goes the Honest Scrap Award she gave me and the ten truths about me

1. I measure five feet tall and two inches and weighs 99 pounds.

2. I'm unreasonably afraid of new born animals.

3. My name is not really my original name. (Thank God my dad loved me so much he replaced the first one registered by my mom in the hospital. T'was a name of a famous porn star at the time :-))

4. I played a stupid prank on my professor that I caught one time sleeping in the university. I drew and connected her eyebrows with a marker and getaway with it.

5. I was once assaulted by a holduper with a knife from the back but I blew him with a "flying kick" and a punch. The truth was, I mistook him for a friend whom I thought was pulling a gag on me. Definitely not advisable to do :-)

6. I love watching cooking shows in TV.

7. My hubby proposed to me under the moonlight on the beach.

8. I listen music all the time. And sing or dance with it.

9. All the politicians that I voted for have won. And I really regret it for I don't wanna be an accessory to their "crimes".

10. If I will be re-born again I want to be a man.


This is my entry to this week's Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Astrid of Paulchen's Foodblog. Weekend Herb Blogging is a delicious weekly food adventure created by Kalyn and now under the caring wings of Haalo of Cook Almost Anything.




Chocolate Upside-down Pear Cake
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 grams of sugar
  • 120 grams of flour (I run out of flour so I used almond powder)
  • 125 grams of butter
  • 200 grams of Dark Chocolate (70%)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 pieces of pear, peeled and quartered
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 10 grams of butter
Start by caramelising the pear, in a saucepan melt the ten grams of butter the 4 tablespoons of sugar and pear. Once they are golden brown on sides deglaze with the water to avoid burning. Set them aside. Melt the chocolate in bain marie. Separate the yolks from white. In a bowl cream the sugar and egg yolks. Add the melted butter the flour and baking powder. Whisk the white eggs until they are fluffy. Fold it gently into the mixture. Preheat your oven at 180° celsius. Put the pear on a buttered baking dish then pour the mixture. Bake for 35 minutes.

30 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great meme! good to know more about you...

That cake looks awesome!

cheers,

Rosa

K and S said...

The cake looks so yummy, great meme answers!

Anncoo said...

This looks so wonderfully delicious.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Nice to know those things about you Dhang!

the pear cake looks fantastic

Trissa said...

You're so cheeky! You remind me of me! haha... hey, that pear cake sounds like a winner. I would love to try it one day - I do enjoy chocolates and pears together but never in a cake - sounds yum!

haze said...

I love pears and this will definitely make my day ! Btw, what was your name that your father gave you ? Curious he he he

Happy cook said...

Ha ha name of the famous porn star , that made me laugh really loud ;-)
Anyway just loved reading the whole new things about you.
Love the cake looks so so delish.

Leslie said...

ohhh if I am ever in a dark alley..I hope I have you with me so yyou can kick someones ass!!!

Bellini Valli said...

Caramelized pears and CHOCOLATE...now there's a keeper.

joey said...

Your 10 truths, delightful ... your Chocolate Upside-down Pear Cake, sinful ... (I love it!)

Pam said...

It looks so delicious and beautiful.

It's great getting to know you better - I can't believe how tiny you are.

Maria said...

Oh my that looks good! I want a piece!

toni said...

O....M....G!!!! I took one look at that picture and my mouth literally started to water! I'm actually going to make this one.

Amazing that you hit your attacker with jujitsu moves! Girl, I'd hate to get on your bad side!

Debbie said...

That is one delicious looking cake. And I also have a few pears right now...perfect!

Gloria said...

dear!!! this is absolutely heavenly!! I love it, besoossss, gloria
Delicious and lovely pics!!

gloria

Gloria said...

Love your meme!! You are so thin I know!!! besooss

Little Corner of Mine said...

Sounds good and looks delicious!

Adam said...

99 pounds? And you eat all that chocolate? You're going to make a million dollars on that secret over here in America, buddy :)

And I'm not gonna lie or gloat, but being a man is pretty cool... I mean the muscles, the no makeup, and a whole slew of things probably not appropriate for food blogging :)

Cynthia said...

We have shrimp deal! :)

Sassy Mom said...

This looks so yummy! I might try it with other fruits... Pear is not that popular here in Pinas.

chriesi said...

That cake looks awsome!

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

Pear + chocolate? What a great idea, and the result must be really yummy! I bookmarked this one, I just have to try this! :)

Laura in Paris said...

Great cake! Pears and chocolate, the "dream team"!!! And great to read about yourself! You seem such an ccomplished woman that I cannot understand why you'd like to be born a man in your next life.

Joanne said...

I really enjoyed reading the facts about you. You definitely included some funny ones!

This sounds like a great cake to me. Chocolate+fruit = a delicious dessert.

Aparna said...

Good to know a bit better. And just love this gorgeous cake. Never tried pear and chocolate cake combo before. Now I will.

Your daughter looks so pretty in the pictures on the other post. :)

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

lovely yummy cake!!!!!
delicious

Juliana said...

Yummie, your chocolate upside down with pear looks absolutely amazing, what a nice combination of flavor...

WizzyTheStick said...

I did a version of this with mangoes. I must say I prefer the crackling top texture of your cake

Malar Gandhi said...

Good to know you. It looks so yummy:)

Max said...

The chocolate cake looks soooo good! Rustic food always looks more delicious than those fancy decorated pretentious foods. Great post!