Pear and Ginger Loaf
At last a way we can put those "too hard" pears to good use!
Serves 12 slices|Takes 1 hour 10 mins
2 cups of natural yogurt
1 beaten egg
1 tbsp. treacle
3 cups of Flahavan’s rolled oats
2 small fresh pear, unripe is fine
1 cup of pecan nuts
Whole pieces of crystalised ginger
½ tsp pink Himalayan salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Peel the pears and cut into 3 cm cubes removing the core and pips. Cut any of the very big pieces of ginger in half. Place the yogurt, beaten egg and treacle in a bowl and stir well.
Mix the oats, bread soda, pear, ginger pieces, pecans, spices and salt in a separate bowl, add to the yogurt mixture and stir thoroughly.
Place in a greased or parchment-lined 2lb loaf tin, sprinkle with oats and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
Lower temperature to 350°F and cook for a further 30 minutes. Allow to cool a little before slicing, this is fantastic with salted Irish Butter.
Serve with mascarpone, toasted nuts and grilled pear for a delicious dessert!