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Pear and Ginger Loaf Cake

pear and ginger loaf recipe

This spectacular pear and ginger loaf cake has been on my wish list for a long time. It looks so unusual and special, although the recipe is quite simple and quite quick, you can even prepare it for tea for unexpected guests.

It’s basically a pear pie, but it’s made in a loaf tin. This is very convenient, but of course you can also make it in a pie pan if you prefer. You can leave the pears whole or chop them up if you prefer.

This is an easy pear and ginger cake, the recipe contains common ingredients such as buttermilk, butter for flavor and texture, eggs, honey for flavor and longer shelf life, spices, flour, baking soda to leaven the dough, and cocoa powder for color to make a beautiful contrast with the pears.

Sugar can be used both brown and white, the only difference is that brown sugar has a more caramelized flavor and is less sweet than white sugar. But replacing brown sugar with white sugar will not be critical, so don’t let this point stop you.

I also propose to make a glaze to decorate the pear and ginger loaf cake, add gloss and juiciness to it. The glaze is also simple and is made from simple products: powdered sugar, sour cream (or greek yogurt), and lemon juice for shine and flavor.

In the end, this seemingly simple ginger and pear loaf will turn out to be a spectacular dessert that will suit even a festive table and impress your guests.

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pear and ginger loaf cake

Ingredients:

butter
eggs
buttermilk
brown sugar
honey
grated fresh ginger (optional)
salt
ground dried ginger
ground cinnamon
ground nutmeg
all-purpose flour
cocoa powder
baking soda
pears

Turn on the oven to preheat to 180°C.

Wash and dry the pears with a paper towel.

Melt the butter. Leave it to cool.

Meanwhile, prepare a baking dish: cover it with parchment or grease the bottom and sides of the dish with butter.

In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, buttermilk, sugar, honey, grated fresh ginger, salt, and ground spices (ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg). Add the melted butter, which is no longer hot. Mix everything together.

Add the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda, and mix the dough thoroughly until all the ingredients are combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared mold. Insert the pears into the batter.

If you want to add chopped pears instead of whole pears, chop them and add them to the batter BEFORE you put it in the baking dish. Mix the dough well with the pears and then pour it into the prepared baking dish.

Bake the pear and ginger loaf in a preheated 180°C oven for 45-50 minutes. The time depends on the characteristics of your oven. If it usually overcooks pastry too much, bake the pear loaf cake at 170ºC, or cover it with a piece of foil.

Check the doneness of the pear loaf cake starting from the 40th minute of baking: stick a toothpick into the dough and take it out, it should come out dry if the cake is done.

Remove the loaf cake from the oven and cool it.

In the meantime, make the glaze to decorate your pear and ginger loaf cake.

Glaze

powdered sugar
sour cream (or greek yogurt)
lemon juice (optional)

Combine the powdered sugar with the sour cream (or yogurt) and lemon juice and mix thoroughly until smooth texture.

Pour the glaze over the cooled pear and ginger loaf cake and serve.

Enjoy!

Pear and Ginger Loaf Cake | YellowMixer.com

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Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 1,5 hours

Ingredients

  • DOUGH
  • 110 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 120 g brown sugar
  • 40 g honey
  • 1/2 tbsp grated fresh ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground dried ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 200 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 pears
  • GLAZE
  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp sour cream (or greek yogurt)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

1

DOUGH

2

Turn on the oven to preheat to 180°C.

3

Wash and dry the pears with a paper towel.

4

Melt the butter. Leave it to cool.

5

Meanwhile, prepare a baking dish: cover it with parchment or grease the bottom and sides of the dish with butter.

6

In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, buttermilk, sugar, honey, grated fresh ginger, salt, and ground spices (ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg). Add the melted butter, which is no longer hot. Mix everything together.

7

Add the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda, and mix the dough thoroughly until all the ingredients are combined.

8

Pour the batter into the prepared mold. Insert the pears into the batter.

9

(If you want to add chopped pears instead of whole pears, chop them and add them to the batter BEFORE you put it in the baking dish. Mix the dough well with the pears and then pour it into the prepared baking dish.)

10

Bake the pear and ginger loaf in a preheated 180°C oven for 45-50 minutes. The time depends on the characteristics of your oven. If it usually overcooks pastry too much, bake the pear loaf cake at 170ºC, or cover it with a piece of foil.

11

Check the doneness of the pear loaf cake starting from the 40th minute of baking: stick a toothpick into the dough and take it out, it should come out dry if the cake is done.

12

Remove the loaf cake from the oven and cool it.

13

In the meantime, make the glaze to decorate your pear and ginger loaf cake.

14

GLAZE

15

Combine the powdered sugar with the sour cream (or yogurt) and lemon juice and mix thoroughly until smooth texture.

16

Pour the glaze over the cooled pear and ginger loaf cake and serve.

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