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Stem Ginger Cake with Poached Pears

Stem Ginger Cake with Poached Pears
This dish earned a Hollywood Handshake on The Great British Baking Show ™

Kim-Joy (deep in preparation): "We've got the caramel here, and we've got the pears poaching here, and I'm making biscuits over here." 

Voice-Over: "Kim Joy won't just be baking cakes." 

Kim-Joy: "It's my little gingerbread house. I really like miniature things."

Voice-Over: "The smallest gingerbread house will sit atop crystallized ginger sponge with cream cheese frosting and salted caramel drizzle."

Kim-Joy: "Ginger's homely, and it makes you think of being at home. You can picture yourself in the house, and there's pears in the background, and they're kind of like trees."

Prue Leith: "The gingerbread house looks incredible. The attention to detail looks fantastic. "

Paul Hollywood: "That is the most beautiful texture cake. The flavor from the ginger and the powder is beautifully balanced, and it's got a nice warmth that comes through that is beautiful. Well done."

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