I started by blanching some almonds. Basically I just threw the almonds into boiling hot water. After a couple minutes I rinsed them and the skins slipped right off.
Next I grind them in the processor. This will later go in the batter.
After this I take a break because my son decided to pay me a lil visit in the kitchen. How cute is he?!?!
Ok, back to work! I start preparing the pears. I peel, cut and place them atop a melted butter-sugar concoction.
I pour the batter on top and I bake it. This is the result!
The cake was delicious! I was a little worried because the batter looked lumpy while baking but once out of the oven it looked great. OK folks, time to hit the hay!