This bread is more like a cake than a bread. Fresh pear slices are dotted through these lightly spiced loaves. Enjoy thickly sliced for afternoon tea, elevenses or for general snacking.
It is very important that you add the pears BEFORE the flour. If you try stirring them in after you've added the flour, it will seem impossible to mix them evenly into the thick batter.
Loved this recipe! Also missed out on the cloves. - 14 Mar 2014
simple recipe easy to follow and tastes great. added a bit more cinnamon and another 2 pears, the ones i had were small. left out cloves, as i don't like them. very moist. - 19 Nov 2013
The most delicious, moist gingerbread ever. Just know that I think the author meant 3 eggs instead of 3 Tbs. of eggs. Excellent recipe. - 14 Oct 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)