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Kathy Brosnan's Pear, Chocolate and Almond Traybake

Kathy and her tasty recipe's feature regularly on the B&B Ireland Blog. Kathy and her husband have been running Applecroft House Bed and Breakfast for the past fifteen years. Kathy tried this particular recipe recently for guests and only crumbs remained. It's a testament to Kathy's fantastic cooking.


  • 225 g softened butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 4 free range eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 pears peeled cored and sliced
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • 3 tbsp flaked almonds
  • Honey to glaze and a dusting of icing sugar


  • Preheat oven to 180* Grease and line a 9-inch square tin.
  • Place the butter,sugar,extract and lemon zest in a large bowl and whisk together until pale and creamy.
  • Gradually beat in the eggs
  • Sift over the flour and fold in with  a metal spoon adding the milk
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and level the mixture with a spatula.
  • Arrange the pears and chocolate chips on top pressing them in gently.
  • Scatter over the raisins and almonds
  • Bake for 45-50min until risen golden and firm to the touch.
  • Brush all over with a little heated honey
  • Leave to cool in the tin,then dust all over with icing sugar
  • Cut into squares and enjoy!


Photo Credit: Katie Quinn Davies


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Posted: 06 Oct 2014 by Niall McKee | with 2 comments

Tags: B&B, B&B Hosts, Recipe

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Hi Jan, check out the recipe now and you will find all the information required to complete this tasty Pear, Chocolate and Almond Traybake :)
18/12/2014 09:53:25
Jan Brosnan Campbell
Kathy Brosnan's Pear, Chocolate and Almond Traybake looks delicious. How long do you bake it at 180 degrees Fahrenheit?
17/12/2014 21:04:28
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