Don't ask me why, but G took it upon himself to bake another bread this week. Right on the heels of his delicious banana bread, he decided to change it up a bit. Our friend had some pears that he had no intention of eating, so he took them off his hands and put them in our freezer.
When I opened the freezer door all I thought was 'why the heck are there pears in the freezer?'. Can't say I've seen that one before.
Who knew, but they worked just fine for what G-the-Baker-Man had planned: Pear Bread.
Perfectly delicious pear bread, at that.
He took the pears out of the freezer the day before and let them defrost in the fridge. NOTE: Now, be sure you put them in a bowl, because once they had thawed, there was a decent amount of liquid that needed to be drained away. G also pressed them down with paper towels to get even more liquid out and then drained the bowl again.
Imagine........he's getting so crafty with the even he's trying things he made up on his own. He used his banana bread recipe as the base, adjusting as he went along. And it worked.
Oh yes it did.
That's what I'm talking about.
Now it's your turn to whip some up.
Garrett's Why The Hell Not Pear Bread
3 Medium to Large Pears
(Over-ripe is best. Can be frozen and thawed. Note: If frozen, take out of the freezer the day before and put in bowl in the refrigerator to collect the liquid as they thaw. Then drain liquid, and keep pears in bowl, press down hard with paper towels to release more liquid. Drain again.)
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1.75 cups of flour (if it still seems a little loose, add up to 1/4 of cup of flour to adjust)
Squeeze pear out of skin and into bowl. Throw away the core. Mash with butter in bowl. Add sugar, vanilla and baking soda. Mix well. Add flour and mix until all is incorporated. Pour mix into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for one hour. Let rest 5 minutes.
I guess I'll keep him around. If he keeps baking like this, that is.
It's the perfect day around here for baking bread. It is freezing! Sub zero again. I'll just sit on the other side of your computer screen, dreaming of spring.
Have a great day and get baking!
Ciao for now,
PS- Bonus points for those who get the 'for goodness sake woman' reference from one of my very favorite movies.