Today, my inspiration comes from Warm Gluhwein – because it is the coldest day by far today!!
This is my Gluten Free Banana Bread, baked around Gluhwein Poached Pears.
Maybe it’s because it’s winter, or maybe it’s because I just really like wine, but I am addicted to this Fireside Gluhwein from Woolworths.
It’s rich and fruity, with subtle aromas of cinnamon, cloves and all-spice.
So, it only seemed natural to poach my pears with it and I am so happy with the result, because the banana bread smells so heavenly from this wine.
The pears are aromatic, warm and soft once removed from the saucepan they were poached in, are then baked in a Gluten Free Banana Bread batter.
This is a comfortingly warm treat to eat will cozied up in your PJ’s by the fire.
As always, please tag me if you decide to make this recipe!
Servings 1 loaf
Ingredients for Bread
· 1 cup brown sugar
· 2 small very ripe bananas
· 2 cups rice flour
· 1/3 cup Maizena
· 1 teaspoon baking powder
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
· 1/2 cup butter, softened
· 2 small eggs
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for Poached Pears
· 2 Ripe Pears
· Half a bottle of Woolworths Fireside Gluhwein
· 150ml water
1. Poach the pears in a saucepan with the Gluhwein and water for 30 minutes on a low simmer. Then turn off the heat and let them sit for a further 15 minutes. Then remove from pot and let them soak out onto a paper towel