From idea to finished product.
Spicy Leek Pear Cake
Peel pear. Remove core. Cut pear in pieces. Melt Butter in a sauce pan. Add pear pieces, honey and black pepper. Simmer pears on low heat for 3 minutes.
Place leek and pears in a bowl. Add 4 oz of grated hazelnuts, 2 eggs and 5 tbsp. cream. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Prepare backing sheet (diameter 32 cm or 12 inches) with parchment paper. Add puff pastry. Fill mixture on top of pastry. Add rolled smoked ham on top of mixture. Bake in oven at 220°C or 425°F for 20-30 minutes or until golden and crisp.
Serve spicy leek pear cake with garden salad.