Bread Baking: Pearsauce or Applesauce Bread


[Photograph: Donna Currie]

Pearsauce is just like applesauce, except it's made with pears. If you can't find pearsauce, you can also use applesauce for this bread. The pearsauce doesn't necessarily add that huge of a pear flavor to the bread, but it did add some sweetness and moisture to the loaf.

It wasn't too sweet to use for sandwich bread, but then again, if you use a very sweet sauce or one with cinnamon, your results will be different.

The only tricky part about making this bread is that different brands of pearsauce (or applesauce) will have different amounts of liquid, so you might need to adjust the amount of flour in the recipe.

About the author: Donna Currie has been cooking for fun and writing for pay since the days when typewritten articles traveled by snail mail. When she combined those talents in a food column for a newspaper in her area, she realized that writing about food is almost as much fun as eating. You can find her on her blog, Cookistry or follow her on Twitter at @dbcurrie.