Autumn Pear Bread
2 cups hard whole white wheat flour
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup finely chopped ripe pears
Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir eggs, milk and vanilla into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pears.
Bake at 350 F for 35-45 minutes in a bread pan or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee ;)
What I Learned: I kept the 1/2 cup butter (I usually substitute with applesauce) because I was cutting it in to the dry mix and wanted the same consistency called for in the recipe. This worked out very well. Until I put the pears in I thought it was going to be too dry but the ripe fruit added lots of liquid.
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