Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TWD Cornmeal and Fruit Loaf


Sometimes I'm amazed at how something so simple can taste so wonderful. Cornmeal and Fruit Loaf is just that: a quick bread using cornmeal and fruit. I like the texture cornmeal gives baked goods so I knew this would be a winner. This recipe called for a finely diced apple or pear. I found great looking ripe pears so I went with a pear. I also discovered a new fruit called an Apple Pear, it is crunchy and very sweet. Where have I been?



The recipe calls for 1/2 cup dried fruit, I had a fruitcake mix from King Arthur Flour that was perfect. Little bits of dried pear, apple, dates, golden raisins, apricot and cranberries dotted this moist loaf of bread.
I thought it was perfect. Our hostess is Caitlin at Engineer Baker, she will have the complete recipe. I baked this in Pampered Chef Stoneware Mini Loaf Pans. The recipe made 2 minis and one very small loaf that I baked in a paper pan, also purchased at KAF.

7 comments:

Flourchild said...

I love the mini loaf pans. Im glad you enjoyed this recipe! I loved it! I can't wait to make this again in the cool fall temps!

Becky said...

I love the texture of cornmeal! That KA mix sounds awesome! Cute minis!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Lovely little mini! Pears sound amazing in this - I'll have to remember that for next time! :)

Nicole said...

Your loaf looks great! I'd love this with the fruitcake mix. I used apples but it would be awesome with pears.

Tia said...

i need some minis now! lol .
I put strawberries in mine!
Buttercreambarbie

Jeannette said...

wow, that fruit cake mix-in packet did come in pretty handy for this! what a great way to use it. your mini loaf looks so cute :)

Clivia said...

Your cornmeal loaf looks delicious. Congrats on 100+ followers!