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                              PEAR POUND CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       tb           Unsalted butter,, at room
    1       c            Sugar
    1       t            Vanilla
    1 1/3   c            Allpurpose flour
            pn           Of salt
    1       t            Baking powder
            pn           Of ground nutmeg
    1       lg           Egg
      1/2   c            Buttermilk
    2       sm           Pears, peeled, cored, and,
                         -coarsely chopped
      1/4   c            Coarsely chopped pecans
   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 x 5inch
   loaf pan. In a mixing bowl, cream 6 tablespoons of the
   butter with the sugar and the vanilla until light and
   smooth. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder,
   and nutmeg and toss together until evenly mixed. Add
   half of the flour mixture and the egg to the butter
   mixture and mix well. Add the rest of the flour
   mixture and the buttermilk, beating them in well. Fold
   in the pears and the pecans. Scoop the batter into the
   prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes, or until
   the center is firm and golden and a skewer inserted
   into the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10
   minutes, then turn out of the pan and finish cooling.
   When cool, invert onto a serving plate and cut into
   Yield: 1 (8inch) loaf
   Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #1
   Recipe by: TOO HOT TAMALES SHOW #TH6224
   From: Meg Antczak <meginny@frontiernet.net>
   Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 08:11:39 -0500
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