Quick Bread

Or, when I'm the cook, Not-So-Quick Bread.  This is the kind of recipe that folks who are comfortable in the kitchen can whip out with hardly a second thought.  But it's such a lovely, homey cake that even folks like me who have to concentrate, can turn out a delicious, farmy cake.  Hat tip to Gail who shared the recipe.

Here's how you make it:

Dice a bunch of pears you got from your daughter's friend's front yard. 
Or the store, in a pinch.

Toss the scraps to the chickens.

Sneak a couple of eggs out of your inventory (ssshhh).

Mix dry ingredients (3/4 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp each cardamom and coriander) and wet ingredients (1 stick of butter + 3 T, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, diced pears) and combine.

Do the dishes again.

Pour mixture into greased cake pan (9 x 5, or 8 x 8 like mine) and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.

 Freeze any leftover diced pears because, I assure you, you're going to want to do this again.  Soon.

 Kill time waiting for your cake to bake by tidying one room of the house that's been bugging you for weeks.  Cheer out loud when the oven timer goes off.

Serve with fresh steeped green tea in your favorite mug.

Put your feet up and enjoy a minute of peace, friend...


  1. Sounds delicious! Makes me want to go next door and see if the neighbor still has pears.

  2. Anonymous3:04 PM

    Ooooh that sounds good!

  3. I need some PEARS !!! That sounds too good


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