Fresh air and quiet surroundings of the Berry countryside sends you off to sleep until the mid afternoon. You wake up feeling ravenous! One of my greatest pleasures is experimenting in the kitchen. This pear and current loaf is one of my baking adventures. It is rustic, hearty and great with a cuppa whilst overlooking the beautiful South Coast.

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Ingredients:

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 heap tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 pears
  • 100g currents

Instructions:

  1. To make pear puree, peel, core and roughly chop two pears. Transfer into a medium saucepan and boil for approximately 20 minutes or until very soft. Drain water and break down pear using a potato masher until the mixture is pureed. Leave aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 160°C and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  3. Place the remaining two pears in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl combine butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  5. Sieve flour, baking powder and cinnamon into bowl and mix until well combined.
  6. Fold in the pear puree and currents.
  7. Pour half the mixture into the loaf tin. Place the two pears on top of mixture, leaving room between each. Gently press them down so that they are well secured. Add the rest of the mixture around the pears.
  8. Bake in the oven for approximately 40-45 minutes or until golden.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.

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Enjoy a slice or two!

missemzyy xox

December 31, 2013

Missemzyy

8 Comments

  1. tableofcolors

    January 3, 2014

    How fun, never thought to bake an entire pear or two in a loaf. Beautiful! Happy New Year!

    • missemzyy

      January 3, 2014

      Thanks! I was extremely excited as its one of my first original recipes and it was delicious! Have a good 2014!

  2. Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney

    July 30, 2014

    Wow, this looks beautiful!! Never seen such cake before!! I tend to cut my fruits into smaller pieces as my husband’s allergic to most of the fruits that are raw, but would love to bake one!

    • emmalwhite860@msn.com

      July 30, 2014

      Thank you! You can cut up the pears and mix it through the batter however the love heart shape of the pears makes the bread look something special 🙂

  3. danaeL

    August 24, 2015

    So lovely!

    • emmalwhite860@msn.com

      September 12, 2015

      Thank you!! 🙂

  4. Liz

    October 11, 2015

    This is absolutely unique. I’ve never seen anything like this before!

    • emmalwhite860@msn.com

      October 13, 2015

      Thank you Liz!! I love the surprise you get when you cut into the loaf!

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