About this recipe:A super-fruity bread that's not only tender and delicious, but also low fat. The perfect way to make use of fresh pears when in-season. Serve thickly sliced for afternoon tea, elevenses, a dessert or pop into your packed lunch.
2 pears, peeled, cored and grated
1 pear, peeled, cored and mashed
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200g plain flour
200g caster sugar
4 tablespoons instant vanilla dessert mix, such as Angel Delight
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr20min
Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Lightly grease a 13x23cm loaf tin.
In a bowl, mix the grated pears, mashed pear, egg, egg white, water and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, dessert mix, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda, salt and baking powder. Stir the pear mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Transfer to the prepared loaf tin.
Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.