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.