I made this for dessert last night based on an Apple Teacake recipe I've made before. It took about 5-10 minutes to prepare.
Pears are beautiful at the moment, I have been buying 2kg bags of beurre bosc pears for $3.50. Yum.
Pear and Almond Teacake
100g self-raising flour
1/4 cup ground almonds - alternatively you could use walnuts - I keep raw almonds in the pantry for snacks and just whizzed them in a food processor
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 or 2 pears, peeled and sliced
1 tsp sugar, a sprinkling of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 200C. Grease an 8" springform cake tin or use a ring tin (nice).
Mix flour, polenta, almonds, sugar in a bowl. Add egg, cooled melted butter and milk and mix together.
Pour into the prepared tin and arrange pear slices on top, sprinkle with cinnamon and a tsp of sugar.
Bake 30 minutes.
Delicious with yoghurt or ice-cream, or just on its own. The nuts and polenta add a nice texture.
If you don't have polenta or almonds, or don't want to add them, use 150g flour instead of 100g.