Plump Pear Bread

Plump Pear Bread


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About this recipe: This sweet and tender bread is perfect for brunch, afternoon tea, elevenses or dessert. It's a great way of making use of pears when in-season. Pears, pecans and cinnamon grace the batter before being baked to perfection. It's the perfect autumn treat to be enjoyed any time of the year.


Makes: 2 loaves

  • 375g plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 175ml vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 330g peeled grated pears
  • 110g chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the centre of the bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the oil, eggs, sugar, grated pears, pecans and vanilla. Blend well. Add to well of dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 20x10cm loaf tins.
  3. Bake in a preheated 170 C / Gas 3 oven for one hour and 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack before removing from the loaf tins.

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