Monday, September 8, 2008

Pear Yeast Bread

This pear yeast bread recipe comes from my friend Dana who now resides in Dublin. It's a good thing she doesn't live closer because she is such a great baker, I would be 20 lbs. heavier if she lived nearby. Dana and I were in a women's Bible study in Tucson together and when I got married she gave me a cookbook she made with all her favorite recipes. Each one has been a winner!

1 can (15 ounces) pear halves, undrained
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3-1/2 cups bread flour
2-1/4 t active dry yeast


In a blender or food processor, combine the pears and extract; cover and process until pureed. Pour into bread machine pan.
Add the remaining ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed).

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