OMG! This dessert will make you do the Yummy Dance! John said it’s “the perfect dessert”. The cake has a dense crumb with Lemon essence. The wine syrup is phenomenal! It is scented with Orange, Anise, and Vanilla that complement the flavors of riesling wonderfully. The poached pears are infused with this syrup which brings out their natural sweetness.
We served this dessert with Vanilla Ice Cream instead of the Vanilla Creme Fraiche included in the recipe.
The cake and syrup would be wonderful with berries, peaches, and oranges.
I tore this recipe out of Food & Wine magazine – luckily, it’s also posted on-line so I can share it with you.
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