2 tablespoons Golden Syrup
Rind of 1 Lemon
125g/4oz Blackberries
3 Ripe Pears (peeled, cored and quartered)


150g/5oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
125g/4oz Light Brown Sugar
2 Eggs



  1. Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3. Lightly grease a 20cms/8″ cake tin or casserole dish.
  2. Spoon the syrup over the base of the tin or dish, sprinkle over the lemon rind. Scatter over the blackberries and pears, cut side up.
  3. Put all the ingredients for the topping into a bowl and beat until smooth. Spoon mixture over the fruit and level the top.
  4. Bake for about 40 minutes until risen and golden brown. Cool in tin for about 10 minutes then turn out and serve with custard, cream or ice cream.