Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Recipe: Pear Bread

As I mentioned in my earlier post today, we were gifted a gorgeous, giant bag of pears from our friends tree (four blocks away!). And so I made the preserves (the earlier post), but I also thought I would experiment a bit as well.

I decided to make "Pear Bread", which is something akin to "Zucchini Bread". The experiment yielded more than just heavenly smells throughout our house. The bread is soft and sweet and such a treat! This bread IS sweet, so be prepared!

What You'll Need:

1-2 Large Pears (2 cups grated)
3 eggs
1/2 cup Grapeseed Oil (or other light vegetable oil)
2 cups honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
3 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

What You'll Do:

1 > Grate pear

2 > Beat eggs until frothy in large bowl
3 > Add oil and honey to egg mixture
(Add the oil first, and use the same measuring cup. This will allow the honey to slip out easier.)
4 > Mix well, then add pear mixture, mix again
5 > Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt
6 > Mix well, pour into 2 greased loaf pans
7 > Bake at 300 degrees for 60 - 70 minutes. *Please note the lower temperature - this is because we are baking with honey. If you use sugar, bake 25 degrees hotter.


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