Pear Vanilla Buttermilk Bread

Pear Vanilla Buttermilk Bread

inspired by pear zucchini bread  – makes 1 loaf

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp fine sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cardamom
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 stick butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 large pears, grated
1 large pear, medium dice
1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla paste or extract (yep tablespoons)

Preheat oven to 350 and spray a loaf pan.

Whisk together first 8 ingredients.  Whisk together eggs, stream in melted butter.  Whisk in buttermilk.  Stir in grated pears and vanilla paste.  Combine wet and dry ingredients and fold until the flour just disappears.  Fold in diced pear.  Spread evenly in loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes to an hour, rotating the pan at half an hour.  Let cool to room temperature.

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