Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pie Season

Chicken & Leak Pie

Home made by my wife. .

Sour Cream Butter Cake with Pears

Bourke Street Bakery cook book

Bourke street bakery book, is still a great reference for many yummy recipes. This I tried and proffed twice. The second attempt was a success. The first, due to my eagerness, (and the great smell), I tipped the cake out of the tin too early, and it fell apart.

The pears are bought fresh (the softer the better), or you will need to poach the pears, or use can pears. I used soft pears cut into thick slices. You can also add rasberries, but I like to keep it simple so my family can enjoy it. The simpler the better.

Thecake is soft, moist and fluffy, with the pears that sink to the bottom, that gives the cake that fruity taste at the end. 

Simple recipe, all shop bought ingredients. Use a mix master with the whisk adaptor. 


  • 250g Unsalted Butter
  • 300g Self Raising Flour (sifted)
  • 200g Sour Cream
  • Vanilla pod or 1 Tspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 330g Caster Sugar (I used 250g)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 Pears (or at your own discretion)