With a name like that and an image like this, it's surely a winning combo?
Yes, I'm being heavily sarcastic of course.
To be fair, this is one of those things that went into the oven intended as one thing, and came out as something else. In a sort of good way. I guess.
So the idea was to create a pear and coconut traybake-style cake, minus butter and sugar. The first assumption I made was that the presence of coconut would offset the tartness of the pear. Wrong.
The second assumption was that the amount of flour to use could easily be guesstimated by tipping into a bowl of mushed pear, until it looked 'about right'. So wrong.
Finally, I thought that extra pear into the mix of pulped pear (acting as the 'fat') would result in a lovely moist cake. Well, not wrong in this case, but not in a good way.
The result of these assumptions? A rather soggy, overly tart batch of gummy pear squares.
After a few tastings though, I realised that aside from the soggy bottoms, what in actual fact had been created was a passable flapjack (minus the oats). It has that moist yet dense kind of texture to it, that you get with buttery flapjacks.
And despite all of this, they got lapped up by the Hungry Aikido guys, so they were edible! Just er, not quite a finished recipe to be able to share properly...
More successful cakes you should have better luck with.
Fancy a laugh at my other Hungry-Jenny-Faux-Pas?