• “Fish should smell like the ocean. If they smell like fish, it's too late.”

  • Scale by scale, We strip off The delicacy And eat The peaceful mush Of its green heart.

  • Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I’m a happy man

Difficulty: Easy
Serves 8
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes

250g (9 oz) self raising flour
100g (4 oz) caster sugar
50g (2 oz) butter
2 eggs
2 pears
125g (4½ oz) natural organic yoghurt
50g (2 oz) good quality dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solid)
Juice of ½ lemon

1. Peel, core and cut the pears in thin slices. Place them in a bowl with 30g of sugar and lemon juice.
2. Beat the eggs with the remaining sugar and yoghurt in a separate bowl until soft and creamy.
3. Melt the chocolate (coarsely chopped) and the butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Let cool then add to the eggs.
4. Sift the flour a bit at a time, continue mixing until well combined. Add the pears with lemon juice into the mixing bowl.
5. Spoon the mixture into a 25cm (10in) buttered round cake tin and cook in preheated oven at 180C/350F/Gas4 for 40 minutes.