Fresh Peach Kuchen, German Peach Cake Fresh Peach Kuchen came about this past week when I took a drive to Oshkosh WI to spend the day with my son Bob and his wife Kim. With both being teachers, I don’t see a whole lot of …
Sourdough Naked King Cake Sourdough Naked King Cake has been a New Orleans tradition dating back to the 1800’s. A coin, bean or tiny plastic baby pressed into the risen dough before baking is said to bring the recipient good luck and once determined the …
Pear Ginger Upside Down Cake
Pear Ginger Upside Down Cake is super delicious. Made with juicy, sweet sliced pears and crystallized ginger from Paradise Fruit Co.. This simple, yet delicious upside down cake makes a small 8-inch square cake. Perfect to serve 4 people, each getting a hefty piece. Top this cake with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for added yumminess. I added hazelnuts to this cake but if you can’t find hazelnuts, substitute with pecans or walnuts.
What is Crystallized Ginger?
Crystallized or candied ginger has been cooked in a sugar syrup and coated with coarse sugar. Another form called preserved ginger has been preserved in a sugar-salt mixture. These types of ginger can be found in Asian markets and many supermarkets. They are generally used as a confection or added to desserts. In recent years, crystallized ginger has become increasingly popular in all types of recipes, from sweet to savory.