This is a recipe from Gino d'Acampo's grandmother - a real throw-together recipe with in-season pears and Italian pine nuts that always warms the heart, especially served with whipped cream.


200g flour

1 tbsp baking powder

175g caster sugar

3 eggs

4 tsp vanilla extract

zest 1 lemon

130ml milk

80g pine nuts

100g softened butter2-3 ripe pears, peeled and cut into eighths


Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 23cm cake tin with baking paper.

Put flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, vanilla and zest in a bowl. Pour in...


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