Pear Ginger Bundt - Day #18 - I Like Big Bundts

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pear Ginger Bundt - I Like Big Bundts

I love all things ginger. Crystallized. Ginger Tea. Ginger Candy. Ginger Ice Cream. Gingersnaps. Mary Ann was always nice, but Ginger was always my favorite (well, actually, the Professor was my favorite).

And I had a pear.

Thus, the Pear Ginger Bundt!

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Thanks to my friend JustJenn of JustJennDesigns for making the logo!
I'm making 30 Bundts in 30 days. I hope to inspire you to make a Bundt cake for National Bundt Day on November 15th...or any day of the week! Bundt cakes rock!

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This recipe uses a ginger simple syrup. Boil water, sugar and pieces of fresh ginger until syrupy. I felt the recipe could have triple the amount of ginger...so I would increase the amount of ginger in the syrup.

Pear Ginger Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
This recipe has the best technique for applying raw sugar! Most of the ginger syrup is added to the cake batter and some reserved for the top. After the cake comes out of the oven, the syrup is brushed on the cake and raw sugar is sprinkled on top. The syrup has enough "stickyness" to keep the sugar on the cake. Awesome.

During National Library Week, I made a Double Ginger Sour Cream Bundt. In this bundt, you butter and line a cake with raw sugar. When it comes out of the pan, it is supposed to sparkle...but all my sugar baked itself into the cake. Next time, I'll use this technique instead.

Pear Ginger Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
The cake is light and easy to make. As I said, I would totally up the ginger in this one. But it is a nice fall treat to have with a tall glass of milk.

Pear Ginger Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Thanks for dropping by! I'm hoping to get a Tuesdays with Dorie post up later today too! Crossing fingers things come together.

Shout out to my TWD friend Pamela of Cookies with Boys for posting a yummy Bundt! And thanks to L of De Baking Psychopath for making a Bundt and sending me lots of Gambatte encouragement!

Come on back tomorrow for Day #19's Bundt! - mary the food librarian

Recipe:
Pear Ginger Bundt
from Women's Day (October 2, 2007)

I Like Big Bundts recap:
The Food Librarian confesses: I Like Big Bundts
Day 1: Pumpkin Spice Bundt with Buttermilk Icing
Day 2: Chocolate-Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Mocha Icing
Day 3: Pumpkin-Apple Spiced Bundt
Day 4: Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt
Day 5: Chocolate Zucchini Bundt
Day 6: Cardamom Vanilla Bundt
Day 7: Monkey Bread in a Bundt
Day 8: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt
Day 9: Coconut Bundt
Day 10: Sweet Potato Bundt
Day 11: Mom's Apple Cake Bundt
Day 12: Meyer Lemon Bundt
Day 13: Candy Corn Jello Bundt
Day 14: Spiced Cranberry Bundt
Day 15: Blueberry-Buttermilk Bundt
Day 16: Nutella Bundt
Day 17: Carrot Walnut Bundt
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12 comments:

Federica said... [Reply to comment]

oh che delizia!!! arrivo per fetta!

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

hmm this bundt looks so so good. Have to try one for National bundt day :)

Clivia said... [Reply to comment]

Ginger is the new chocolate in my baking this fall. I want to try this with its lovely syrup.
Keep on Bundt-ing!

shaz said... [Reply to comment]

Enjoying your wonderful Bundts Mary - this one is my favourite so far, I'm a ginger head too!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

This is a very dangerous flavor combination for me. I love ginger-in every form and pears. Might have to make this asap. looks amazing!

bethh said... [Reply to comment]

oh WOW. I'm so doing this bundt. hmmmmm perhaps even this weekend!

suz said... [Reply to comment]

I love bundt cakes. Love. How did I miss you were doing this? That looks fabulous. I can't wait to make my national bundt day cake hehe.

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm! I recently bought some candied ginger for the first time and need to use it in yummy things!
I made the All In One bundt for TWD today. It's DELISH!

How To Eat A Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmm it's so gorgeous! And I know it had to be delicious! :D :D

pinkstripes said... [Reply to comment]

I heart ginger too! Like the technique. Will have to remember it.

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Yum ginger and pears! I bet this cake was gone in a matter of minutes :)

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

This sounds and looks absolutely amazing! I love everything ginger, too, and it is such a great complement to pears, I can't even imagine how delicious this was! Definitely adding it to the ever-growing list! I love the technique for adding the sugar, it is so beautiful and sparkly!

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