We stumbled across this recipe on Simmer and Boil and we couldn't wait to recreate it! It's a beautiful idea and a real show stopper. The Pear Bread combines sweet fruit and tender quick bread together in one pan, then slice to reveal the lovely pear inside, how lovely. The bread is remarkably easy to make too, promise!
This bread is ideal to bring to the table for an afternoon tea and brace yourself for the oohs and ahhs.
4 cups water
2 cups granulated sugar
3 small whole pears
1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
7.88 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 3/4 cups)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup stout beer (such as Guinness)
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup maple syrup
Baking spray with flour (such as Baker’s Joy)
Enjoy with a cup of tea!