Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pear Bread and Breakfast Mummies

My good friend Kerri has been raving about this banana bread that her friend, Kay, has been making and sharing with her. Kay finally shared the recipe with her, either to quiet her or to keep from having to make bread for her weekly, who knows. Anyway, now that Kerri has the recipe and is making it, all I hear is “MMMM this is so good”. I started to feel left out then Kerri shared the recipe with me and now you guys have to hear “MMMM this is so good” from me. I didn’t have any bananas so, Kerri and Kay, I changed your recipe a bit and it is still very yummy!

Banana Bread Adapted from a recipe from Kay who thinks she got it from ALLRecipes. I'll make all my changes in red so that you guys will have both recipes.
1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
4. 1/2 cup butter
5. 3/4 cup brown sugar
6. 2 eggs, beaten
7. 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas Cooked Pears
8. 2 Tbsp Butter
9. 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
10. 1C Chopped Pecans
11. ½ Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. Peal, core and slice pears.
3. Boil pears in the butter until they are tender.
4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. I throw everything in at the same time and mix. To the mix I add the pecans, cinnamon and chocolate chips.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Breakfast Mummies

  1. Ingredients:
  2. 1 can of Crescent rolls
  3. Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage Links


  1. Open and separate rolls.
  2. Cut the dough in half length wise.
  3. Cut a small piece off to cover the head.
  4. Wrap the dough around the majority of the sausage. Leave the top section unwrapped.
  5. Wrap the small piece around the top of the sausage leaving a small gap where eyes or a face would be.
  6. Bake according to the package directions.
  7. Mustard can be use to make small eyes.

Both of our boys celebrated their birthdays this week. Since their birthdays are only 3 days apart they usually have a combined birthday party at the park. This year they wanted to take a trip to Arkansas to visit the caves instead. Here is a picture of how we spent our weekend.


Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

Ahhhh! You guys look so cute! "Boil pears in the butter until the are tender" No wonder that bread tastes good! :-)

Palidor said...

Happy birthday to the boys! I think the bread looks great.

amandalouden said...

Bith look great. How fun! happy birthday

Shirley said...

I love your little mummies! They're so cute.

Anncoo said...

Happy Birthday to the boys! Have fun!

Selba said...

Good idea to use pears!

Happy Birthday to your boys :)

Lo said...

OK, those mummies are just TOO cute. H

appy Birthday, guys!! :)

Sweet and Savory said...

That pear bread is so appealing. Why haven't I made it yet?

I hope I get to it before the weekend. Thanks for posting this.

George Gaston said...

Your pear bread sounds like a great treat for breakfast or an afternoon snack with a cup of coffee. And your creative Sausage Mummies are 'to die for'!

Jolita said...

You are a wonderful mother!!! I love your halloween spirit!!! I wish there was some in Istanbul!

Elra said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR BOYS, I'm sure they had a wonderful time at the park. Lovely photo of your family.

Cheryl said...

Love the recipe and what a beautiful family you have!

Claudia said...

Love the addition of the pears to the recipe. Very nice. The mummies are adorable! Tempted to make them for my 20-somethings. And happy birthdays to those gorgeous boys of yours. How cool that they wanted to celebrate in a cave.

Shelly W said...

Such a great family pic! What an awesome way to celebrate you sons' b-days. I'm gonna have to try your bread. I have a couple beat up pears I need to use. Those mummies are dangerous! I'd end up eating waaaaay too many!

petite nyonya said...

The pear bread looks really moist and nice, and a great way to substitute with bananas! You have a wonderful family and happy birthday to both your boys. :)

Grace said...

wowza, that's moist! i get so tired of banana bread, so using pears instead sounds marvelous! and bless your heart for adding cinnamon, what a shame it was even missing to begin with! love the mummies, too--clever, cute, and quick!

Leslie said...

Man, that pear bread looks fabulous!

I need you to email me your address...you were the winner of my Penzey's cinnamon giveaway. I'm leaving town tomorrow so please hurry! lethallydelicious AT gmail DOT com

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

Such a great recipe! I have never tried to put pears in my banana bread!

Debbie said...

Very nice picture! My oldest son loves caving....not me, I prefer being above ground! I've seen a few pear bread recipes lately and I am intrigued. Yours look great and I will have to try this.

BMK said...

I bet the pear bread was perfect for fall. I'm definitely making the breakfast mummies for my DS!

Camille said...

You have a beautiful family! I love the curls on your daughter.

Happy Birthday to your boys! I know I'm late, but some weeks are crazier than others. My youngest celebrated his birthday on the 20th