Pear and Gingered Bread
As you might know, I have began making several types of bread, and for the most part have been successful. As I love the smell of yeast, I cannot truly say that I am a fan of yeast types of breads, or at least making them as they tend to take a long time to make. With that said, I made a bread without yeast, and one that included ginger and pears. This was super easy to make and yielded two loaves.
- 3 cups of all purpose flour
- 3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon of finely chopped ginger
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 1/4 cup of sugar
- 3 cups of chopped, unpeeled pears
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then grease the bottoms of two bread pans. My pans are approximately 9x5x3. I used Crisco for the grease. In a large bowl, mix your pears, sugar, oil, ginger, and eggs. Then stir in your remaining ingredients, and pour into your bread pans.
Place in the oven for approximately 60-70 minutes or until you do the toothpick test and the center of the loaf does not stick to the toothpick. Once ready, let it cool for 15 minutes, the remove them from the pans and let cool on wire racks if you have them.
Let these cool and come to room temperature before serving.
I served this as a side with my prime rib, however you could serve this throughout the day, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It was truly delicious and simple to make. Enjoy.