1 lg Ripe but firm pear, about 9 1/2 ts Vanilla
-ounces 2/3 c Brown rice flour
Freshly ground black pepper 1/3 c Cornstarch
-(optional) 1/2 ts Baking powder
2 lg Eggs 1 tb Vegetable oil
3/4 c Sugar Powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 10 x 8 x 2-inch ceramic baking dish
Peel, core and dice the pear. Spread in baking dish and top with a
light grinding of black pepper, if desired.
Beat eggs and sugar until pale in color and very thick. Add vanilla.
Combine rice flour, cornstarch and baking powder. Sift over egg
mixture and fold in. Drizzle oil around edge of bowl and fold in.
Spread batter over diced pear.
Bake for 35 minutes. A pale gold, crackly “sugar bloom” like a very
thin layer of pastry will form on top of the cake. Dust with
powdered sugar before serving from the dish, warm or cold.
PER SERVING: 790 calories, 3 g protein, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fat
(1 g saturated), 53 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 1 g fiber.
From an article in the San Francisco Chronicle by Jacquline Mallorca,