This Sweet and Spicy Pear Loaf is taking the lockdown bread making  to a whole new level…and its well worth it.

Just look at it… Banana bread who?

I am no expert baker but if this bread recipe is one I can follow then so can you and the finished product is something to behold.Pear Loaf Recipe

So on a different approach to why I think you should  try this bread recipe is for your mental health. Take mindfulness, creativity and a dash of focus. Fold together gently, bake in a slow oven and watch your spirits rise. Yes, your time spent in the kitchen can enhance your mood and promote mental wellbeing. While cooking is clearly a means to satisfy the body’s need for food, it’s increasingly being recognised as a way of nurturing the mind. [According to Mind Food]

Im going to be honest that it is true for me too. I love the creativity involved in cooking and baking [although when it comes to baking i’m not great at following recipes – im more of a “wing it” type of baker] and then being able to create something that brings not only me joy but my friends and family too. Perhaps my kids take my cooking for granted [the macarons for Stevie’s baker baker were a masterpiece yet thrown around like fizzers] but it’s definitely more for me than anyone else. If you enjoy it then fabulous but I thoroughly enjoy making meals [Ask my friends…Im in charge of the menu planning on holidays because I LOVE it!]

What bread recipes did you get up to in Lockdown? – tag us on Insta or pop us an email and we can share for everyone to give it a try.

Spicy Pear Loaf

Sweet and Spicy Pear Loaf

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This deliciously pear loaf is the ultimate blend of sweet and spicy that is simply more-ish
Serves: 4 People
Prep Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For The Filling

Instructions

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together and then add in the warm milk, beaten egg and melted butter. 
  • Mix together with a wooden spoon until combined – If you feel that it is a little dry you can add a bit of water.
  • Take out of the bowl and knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic. Place in a clean and oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place for an hour – until it has at least doubled in size.
    Pear Loaf Recipe
  • Warm your oven to 180C.
  • Knock the dough down and knead again. Then, on a floured surface, roll out into a long sheet – about 20cm in width and 5mm thick.
    Pear Bread
  • Mix the soft butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar together and smear all over the dough.
    Spicy Pear loaf
  • Roll length ways and then cut into 3 long strips – so that you can plait it. 
    Pear Loaf
  • Plait the long strips and then on a greased baking sheet place a side on the bottom, place on the pear, then wrap the plait around the pear. 
    Plaited bread
  • Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until brown on top.
  • Take out and allow to cool.
  • Serve as is or you can pour on some icing sugar and milk 
    Spicy Pear Loaf

Loving the look and feel of this recipe? Stay tuned as we have more beautifully created recipes coming your way created for us especially by Amy over at An Earthen Life