A really fun dessert, every guest gets their own cake. No fighting over the last piece on the cake stand.
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Serves 4

1 cup ground hazelnuts
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup plain flour
1 stick butter, melted
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 egg whites, soft peaks
4 pears, peeled

  1. Preheat oven to 380F.
  2. In a large bowl mix together hazelnuts, sugar and flour.
  3. Add butter and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  5. Fill 4 ramekins with the batter and place a pear in each one.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.


Photography by Hector Sanchez

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