An oh so pretty hibiscus poached pear upside down cake, a perfect autumnal treat to have with a cup of tea.
Get your chunky knit on, pour your self a steaming cup of tea, cut a slice of this delicious cake and get comfy in your favourite cosy nook. Take a quiet moment of pure bliss, you deserve it. We all need these moments of calm in our day to take a step out of our frantic lives. There what fill us up again, refuel us ready for the rest of our day.
There is something about the process of baking a cake and then cutting a slice so carefully that just calms my soul. Of course I cant be baking and eating cake everyday so I need other little ways of finding these moments in my day. For me it can even be something as small as using my favourite mug, the one that feels so lovely and just fits right in my hand. Listening in complete silence to my cat snoring as he sleeps. Putting on a pair of clean fluffy socks. All small things but the sort of fuel I need.
The pretty pink pears in this cake get their glorious colour from being poached with dried hibiscus flowers which give off so much colour. The pears do loose a little of the colour once baked. For the cake I used ground almonds and semolina flour, which I love. I discoverd semolina flour after trying one of Betty’s cake recipes over at stems and forks. The semolina flour makes the cake very light but also adds an almost grainy texture a bit like polenta. Definitely give semolina flour a try if you can find it.
I hope your all having a lovely week and thank you reading. x