Day Five of the Cookbook glut challenge is without doubt the most sublime yet. The Ethicurean cookbook is a joy to behold and this Almond, Pear, Chocolate and Cardamom cake is typical of its relaxed but intelligent style. Gluten free, but not righteously so, it makes an ideal dessert thanks to the moist, unctuous texture. In the g&g household, it doesn’t make it that far. We eat it all by mid-afternoon.
Bake it. Now. That is all.