I was sorting out the fruit bowl and noticed some little Conference pears that were starting to get over ripe. I hate throwing good food out, so decided to make a cake!
I rustled around in the cupboard and found a jar of stem ginger, and this is what we ended up with! It is delicious and would be good for a pudding, to take on a picnic, or just to have as a treat with a cup of tea!
Easy Ginger and Pear Upside Down Cake
4 ripe pears (or you could use apples, peaches, tinned pineapple(!!!) or possibly even bananas?)
150g softened butter
150g soft light brown sugar
2-3 pieces of stem ginger (or 10 pieces of crystallised ginger if you don't have stem)
125g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground ginger
1 pinch of salt
Pre-heat the oven to 180C