My sister Carol gave me this recipe after she made it for us one night. I thinks its a Nigella recipe. Its so good and has been a favourite anytime we have a get together. It's fantastic either with raspberries and ice-cream or slightly warm with creammmmm...
2 x 415g cans pear halves in juice
125g plain flour
25g cocoa powder
125g caster sugar
150g soft butter, plus extra for greasing
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6 and grease a 22cm square ovenproof dish with butter.
Drain the pears and arrange them on the base of the dish.
Put all the remaining ingredients in a food processor and blitz until you have a batter with a soft dropping consistency.
Spread the brown batter over the pears, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Let stand out of the oven for 5 or 10 minutes and then cut into slabs - I cut 2 down and 2 across to make 9 slices - and serve with chocolate sauce.
This recipe can also be made in individual small tins for a “fancy” desert, I also like slicing the pears thinly and arranging neatly in a circle when using small round tins. Delicious recipe which I have made on several occasions ..... and will again !