That's right! My favorite time of year is almost here. I can tell it by the sun which is rising later and later into my trek to work.
And this girl is SO excited!
Today, to remind myself why I put myself through another Texas summer, I baked the first Spice Cake of the Fall. A little premature, yes, I know. But a girl can dream.
It started last week at Costco. I bought a whole bunch of pears. (As in, one dozen.) I ate three of them in one week and realized I'd need to do something with them before they went bad. So the hunt began.
Then I found an interesting recipe that called for 2-3lbs of pears, and I was set!
First, I peeled and sliced the pears.
Then I made pear sauce. The pears are sweet enough that there is no need for any sugar. All that's in it is pears, water, cinnamon, a squeeze of lemon and a dash of salt. I will be taking some of this in my lunch this week, for sure.
Then I added some of the pear sauce to some ap flour, some wheat flour, brown sugar, eggs, butter, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. and made a cake!
Then I made a pear frosting with cream cheese, powdered sugar, and pear sauce.
I haven't tried the finished product yet, but I'll let you know how it turns out.
Patroness of Fall, pray for us!