Friday, September 18, 2009

Chocolate Pear Bread

I got this recipe out of the newspaper! SOOOO yummy!!
1c buttermilk
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 c butter, softened
1 c sugar
2 large eggs
1 3/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 c coco
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 riped peeled, core removed pear chopped
1/2 c chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan and set aside. Measure buttermilk into small bowl and stir in baking soda. Set aside.
Cream 1/2 c butter in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed. Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition. Stir in buttermilk and soda mixture. Sift coco, cinnamon, baking pwerder adn salt. Add to creamed mixture in bowl blending well. Fold in pears and walnuts.
Turn batter into pan and bake for 1 hour. Remove from pan after cooling for 15 minutes.
* set timer for 45 minutes and begin checking for doneness then
* toasted nuts are great in this
* a large apple makes a great substitute
* SUPER yummy served with chocolate honey butter!
Chocolate Honey Butter
1/2 c butter softened
2 T chocolate syrup
2 T honey
1/4 c powdered sugar
Combine all ingrediants in bowl and beat until light and fluffy