Saturday, 12 September 2015

Vanilla & Ginger Infused Pear Frangipane #GBBOBloggers2015

Week 6 in the Great British Bake Off is Pastry week and I should tell you at this point that my pastry usually tastes like cardboard. I decided to make a frangipane, my thoughts being if it was a disaster, served with some custard it wouldn't go to waste.  Once again a big thank you to Mummy Mishaps for organising the #GBBOBloggers2015 and this week Stacey will be hosting.



Vanilla & Ginger Infused Pear Frangipane
For the Pears
4 dessert pears
2tsp ground ginger
4oz golden sugar
1 vanilla pod

For the Sweet Pastry
8oz plain flour
4oz butter
4oz icing sugar
2 eggs
pinch of salt

For the Frangipane Mixture
Plum jam for the base
4oz ground almonds
4oz caster sugar
4oz butter
1oz plain flour
3 eggs
  1. Add all the ingredients for the pears into a saucepan and half fill with water and bring to the boil.
  2. Peel the pears and place in the pan and cook for 30 minutes until soft, leave to cool.
  3. For the pastry, rub in the butter to the flour, add the icing sugar and salt and mix, add the whisked eggs and mix to form a dough, leave to chill for about 30 minutes before attempting to roll out.
  4. Grease a loose bottom flan tin and line with the rolled out pastry, cover with baking parchment and ceramic cooking beads and blind bake for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and taking out the baking parchment and beads.  I put mine back in the oven for 5 minutes before adding the filling.
  5. Spread jam over the base of the pastry and slice and core the pears.
  6. Mix the frangipane ingredients together, I just put everything in to the bowl and used my mixer.
  7. Put the mixture into a piping back and pipe into your pastry case, I started in the middle in a circular movement.
  8. Lay the sliced pears on top of the mixture and bake at 180 degrees for approximately 25 minutes or until the mixture is set.
  9. Turn out and leave to cool.


I may have just made my first edible pastry and the pears inside the tart tasted delicious.  Next week's challenge is game pie, fruit cake or charlotte russe.  I haven't decided what to try yet, although I won't be making a game pie.  

I am also linking up with Lisa and Jen who are running Pastry Challenge for the month of September.

Mummy Mishaps


43 comments:

  1. Oh wow! This looks delicious :) I've saved the recipe! I'm so looking forward to baking this - I LOVE pears!

    Claire
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  2. Mmm, looks lovely. I bet it would work well with apples too.

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  3. This looks delicious :) I rarely have pears in anything other than juice so maybe I should try this recipe!

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    1. You could always try it once Serena x

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  4. This looks fantastic. I'm not a fan of ginger, but the rest sounds like my kind of thing for sure!

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    1. Thank you Emma, you could substitute the ginger for something else x

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  5. what a great combination of flavours! I love ginger. #gbbobloggers2015

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  6. oooh i love the idea of flavouring your frangipane with ginger, that combined with the pears and vanilla - wow i bet that tasted lovely. thank you for linking up x

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  7. Oh my goodness this sounds amazing what a delicious treat - I shall have t try and make it myself. x

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  8. These really look great. I'm not a massive fan of ginger but they look so yummy I'd get over it haha

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    1. It doesn't taste strongly of ginger Leesha x

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  9. This looks delicious! I have never tried a frangipane as I'm allergic to nuts *sobs*

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    1. Oh no Sian, I am sure there must be a substitute for nuts x

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  10. Oh wow! This sounds amazing! I think I need to use pears more x

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  11. Ooh yum! I love the inclusion of the spice in your poaching liquor, delicious!
    Angela x

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  12. Yum yum! I need to start baking! Its sunday so why not. Love this post!

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  13. This looks amazing. I would adore to try this. My family would all enjoy this.

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    1. You can come and have a piece anytime Helen x

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  14. Oh wow, this sounds delicious! I wish I could bake!! I might have to point a couple of people who I know can bake in the direction of this post!

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  15. Oh my goodness this sounds amazing what a delicious treat x

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  16. This looks rather tasty! I love a spot of baking, although I haven't been following GBBO this time around.

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    1. I don't think I am at that standard Kacie lol, need alot more practice x

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  17. OMG I've been lusting after frangipane since Wednesday! I'm going to have to have a go at this x

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  18. Mmm that looks truly delicious! :) I've been watching GBBO and this is one of the things I've not tried to do myself before.
    X X

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  19. Sounds just delicious, vanilla and ginger together really does sound good :) #GBBOBloggers2015

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  20. Oooh this looks yummy! I really need to get a baking book as it is something I would love to do.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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  21. This looks amazing, Pear frangipane is one of my favs xx

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  22. I have just sat down with my post dinner cuppa tea and this ! I need this so badly x

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  23. This looks great!! I love pears and vanilla and I like the added ginger.... sounds very interesting! Thank you for entering it into this month's pastry challenge! I hope you do enter again! Round-up will be posted soon! ;0)

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  24. This looks delicious - vanilla and ginger infused pears sound really good!

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