This is one of those random recipes in which I put in no effort and expected nothing in return.
I am sure you’re familiar with this type of baking. For example, you have a cup of buttermilk about to expire, 2 pears that need to be eaten ASAP, one stick of butter, and you’re dying to bake something. So, you start “googling” your ingredients hoping to strike gold with a recipe.
I found a buttermilk cake/tart over at 101 Cookbooks. (I really love this site. I love the sides and main dishes from Heidi. She’s amazing!) And I actually had all the necessary ingredients (except raspberries which were replaced by the pears) to bake the tart.
I mixed the ingredients, poured batter into the pan, and threw the pears on top. It was only until the tart/cake came out of the oven and I had a taste; did I start to feel guilty. The cake was unbelievably delicious. Which made me feel embarrassed for just throwing the pears on top. I should have fanned them out and added the extra touches that a great cake deserves.
I was even more remorseful the next day when I warmed up a piece in the toaster oven and realized how great the cake still was. In order to alleviate myself of the shame I was feeling; I packed up the cake and took it over to a friend’s house. My friend later in the day sent me note stating that everyone enjoyed the cake and that it was all gone. And when would I be baking another?
The next time I find myself in this situation; I will give the recipe 110% because you never know when you might find a “gem”.