Pear and Raspberry Bread

Pear and raspberry bread.
Pear and raspberry bread. 

If you're up for a little baking, make this delicious recipe for breakfast or morning or afternoon tea - great to make up in advance and take for lunchbox treats (I'm taking some to work this week!).


2 tb raspberries (frozen or fresh)

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

1/2 tsp bicarb soda

1 egg

4 reasonably sized bosc pears, peeled and cored (or pears from 825g tin - reserve juice/nectar )

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup canola oil


Preheat oven to 180 degrees Process the raspberries to make a puree - you could just crush and whisk if you didn't have a processor (or you may like to heat and mix then cool).

Place the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and process for about 20 seconds - if you are mixing with a mixer start with egg and oil and add chopped pears, flour and bicarb.

Add half the mixture into a greased loaf pan and then add half the raspberry puree, fold in gently - then add the rest of the mixture and puree, again ribbon it through the mix.

I love how this food processor has a smaller inner bowl and a larger outer bowl, you don't need to wash up in between!

Bake for 1 hour, cool on rack and slice when cooled.

Suitable to freeze for up to 2 months in an airtight container or wrap.

Melissa Klemke is a freelance writer and a family food enthusiast. She blogs food, fun and frugality of her family of five at Frills in the Hills.