Friday, October 10, 2008

Pear Bread

This is a fabulous, moist and delicious quick bread. Perfect for a snack or with tea. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of this bread at this time, but I did say I'd post the recipe for it when I gave Nancy and Elena a loaf for themselves the last time I did my radio show for Beyond The Ordinary. I promise the next time I make it I'll add a picture to this post. :)


Pear Bread with walnuts (you could leave out the walnuts, but I would recomend them, as this bread has a mild flavor, since pears aren't the strongest tasting fruit.)

makes 1 loaf

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 1/2 cups chopped peeled pears
3/4 cup chopped walnuts-optional

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
Combine the sugar and oil in a large bowl and beat well with an electric mixer for best results.
Add eggs and beat well.
Beat in sour cream and vanilla.
Sift together the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Beat into the sour cream mixture in 2 batches. Stir in pears and walnuts.
Scrape into loaf pan and level off the top.
Bake for 1 hour and test with a toothpick in the center.
If done, remove and let cool on a rack for 20 minutes.
Turn out onto rack and cool completly.

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