Our home is somewhat of a recovery center at the moment. In the hope of recuperating from a nasty bout of stomach bug we are spending the day snuggled on the sofa, reading, resting, napping, sipping water and finding comfort in this pear and almond skillet cake.
When I am sick it’s my childhood favourites that console me most and one that always offers much needed reassurance is cinnamon. The moment I smell the wonderful fragrance of cinnamon as it bakes I know that comfort and healing are not too far away. And this pear and almond skillet cake is heady in that wonderful comforting spice of cinnamon along with a luscious amount of vanilla bean paste, lemon zest and a layer of perfectly ripe pears.
And thanks to the lovely golden, crusty, flaked almond layer of sugar and cinnamon this pear and almond skillet cake is the epitome of comfort. As we nibble on thin slices snuggled under blankets on the sofa I can feel the healing begin.