• Method

  1. Heat the oven to 170C/150C fan/325F/Gas 3.
  2. Oil and line a deep tray 30cm (12in) x 20cm (8in).
  3. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a bowl, add the oatmeal and stir together.
  4. Put the sugar, butter and syrup into a pan and melt over a low heat.
  5. Stir the syrup mixture into the dry ingredients along with the milk and pears, then spread evenly in the prepared tin.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until risen and firm and the point of a skewer inserted in the cake comes out cleanly.
  7. Cool in the tin then cut into squares.
  8. Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within five days.
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Liz Ashworth is a Scottish food writer and food product developer, who has a particular interest in using and promoting local products.

She is the author of Teach the Bairns, a pioneering series of traditional Scottish cookery books for beginners of all ages, and writes food columns in various publications, and coordinates the food programme at the annual Orkney International Science Festival. Orkney Spirit illustrated by Selena Kuzman was published in 2010 to celebrate her love of and family connection with the Orkney islands.

Liz’s other books include The Book of Bere, The Chain Bridge Honey Bible, The William Shearer Tattie Bible and her latest title, The Scottish Baking Bible, published by Birlinn which is available now.

The book features 50 recipes from across Scotland arranged by theme – Bannocks, Breads and Scones; Biscuits; Tarts and Traybakes; and Cakes and Wee Fancies.

All are graded according to the level of complexity, although none are difficult, making it ideal for bakers of all abilities to explore this glorious part of Scotland’s culinary heritage.

 

 

 

 

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