Once I wanted to make a chocolate cake with whole pears. After developing the desired recipe it turned out to be chocolate pear fondant [its flour-added variation]. Rich chocolate taste, fluffy texture, crispy crust and molten chocolate filling. Tender sweet pears complete this ensemble. My friends were content and happy:) This recipe works fine for people with quite diverse preferences, proved:)
1 cup vegetable oil [olive/corn/sunflower]
¾ cup milk
80 g milk chocolate
½ cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
1 ½ cup plain wheat flour
2 tb spoons cocoa powder
½ teaspoon soda + fresh lemon juice
5-6 peeled pears
pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.
- In a bowl mix oil, milk (room temperature or warm), eggs and melted milk chocolate. In a separate bowl mix sugar, cocoa powder, flour, salt and soda reacted with lemon juice. Combine the dry ingredients with the liquid mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Peel the pears. Grease 20 cm baking pan with vegetable oil and powder it with some flour. Important: it must be at least 8 cm high pan for batter to cover the pears completely.
- Put the peeled pears into the pan and pour the prepared batter onto them. Watch the pears to stay upright in the pan. The batter should cover the pears completely. Place the pan in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted into the pie’s edge goes out clean. Also aroma must be amazing 🙂 Mind that the batter in the center must remain liquid.
Let it cool for 10 minutes and serve.