A deliciously moist bread
a simple frosting
sprinkled with toasted coconut (while frosting is still wet so it adheres)
To Toast Coconut:
Frosted Pear Quick Bread with Toasted Coconut
Yield 5 mini loaves (5-3/4 by 3-1/4 by 2-1/4)
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
3 cups chopped unpeeled pears (about 3 medium)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
cream for desired consistency (sometimes I will substitute flavored coffee creamer)
1 cup sweetened coconut, toasted
heat oven to 350 degrees
Grease bottoms only of 5 mini loaf pans,
In bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ginger until thoroughly mixed,
In another bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, eggs; stir in chopped pear. Stir in dry ingredients until moistened. Spoon into pans.
Bake about 35 minutes or until pick inserted comes out clean.
Cook 10 minutes in pans; loosen sides and remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Combine frosting ingredients and spread on cooled loaves; sprinkle with toasted coconut.