Failsafe Recipes: Sweet things, biscuits, desserts

Pear Clafoutis

Pears are covered with a light, not-quite-cake topping in this remarkable dessert which is easy to make and looks stunning.

1 large can (800 gm) pears in syrup
1 cup self raising flour
3 eggs
½ cup caster sugar
½ cup milk, soymilk, or ricemilk
1 tbsp sifted icing sugar

Preheat oven to 180°C. Drain pears and reserve syrup. Arrange pears, cut side down, in a lightly greased 25cm flan dish. Sift flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Break eggs into the well, add sugar and milk and mix to form a smooth batter. Pour batter over pears. Bake for 45 minutes or until firm and golden. Serve hot or cold with pear syrup and yoghurt or icecream. - Emma