Pear and walnut bread with a butterscotch glaze

    1 hour 35 min

    Pear and walnut is a great combination in a salad so I thought it would be perfect in dessert bread. The butterscotch glaze I'm sure will remind you of your childhood if you your grandparents were anything like mine. They always had butterscotch sweets to hand.


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    • 125g brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 160g natural yoghurt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 medium pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm cubes
    • 50g walnuts, chopped
    • For the butterscotch glaze
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons icing sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Put the sugar, eggs, yoghurt and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer on low beat all the ingredients well for about 2 minutes.
    2. Mix in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarb of soda and salt. Lastly fold in the pear cubes and walnuts.
    3. Grease a 23cm (9 in x 5 in) loaf tin and pour the mixture into the tin. Bake until a skewer comes out clean in the middle of the bread, 50 to 60 minutes. Unmould the bread out of the tin after 30 minutes onto on a wire rack to cool down completely.
    4. To make the butterscotch glaze, melt the butter and brown sugar, bring to the boil for 2 minutes whilst stirring continuously. Slow the heat down, add the milk and bring to the boil again. Let it bubble until it reaches a deep caramel colour, about 2 minutes. Take off the heat and set aside to cool.
    5. Once cool, mix in the icing sugar and stir thoroughly to get all the lumps out. If glaze is too thick then add a little milk and if too thin then add a little more icing sugar.
    6. The best bit comes when you drizzle the glaze all over your loaf. Now grab yourself a cup of tea and serve yourself up a scrumptious slice.

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