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Persimmon & Pomegranate Bread

Nov 29, 2015

Pers-Pom-breadI will admit that I have never cooked with persimmons until today. I have had them in salads but that’s about my extent of my knowledge and use. Shame on me! Now that they are in season- I’m going to try to use them more often. I have also been wanting to add pomegranates to a bread/muffin for a while now to see if the crunch with make up for not using nuts (my boss is allergic). And I will say that the combo of these two winter fruits make quite a tasty treat! Now I want to try persimmon ice cream with pomegranate syrup. On the to-do list!

 

Fridge:
¼ cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 cup pomegranate seeds*
2 cups ripe persimmon, puréed

Pantry:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¹⁄₈ tsp ground ginger
¹⁄₈ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ cup canola oil
Canola oil spray

 

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Tools:
Bread baking tray
Electric hand mixer
Spatula
Measuring cups/spoons
2 medium bowls

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Spray your bread tray with canola oil.

In one bowl, add flour, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well.

In the other bowl, add the persimmon puree, eggs, vanilla extract, melted butter, and canola oil. Use your electric hand mixer to blend well.

Pour ½ the dry bowl into the wet bowl. Mix with electric mixer until combined. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix well again. Using the spatula, hand mix in the pomegranate seeds.

Pour the batter into the greased baking tray. Place into the oven and bake for 55 to 1 hour 10 minutes. The top should be a medium brown and a toothpick should come out clean when pricked into the center.

 

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*A great way to get pomegranate seeds out of a pomegranate is to cut the pomegranate into four pieces on a plate, the juice can stain boards. Put a colander into a large bowl and fill it with water. Put the four pieces into water and pull the seeds out. The white pith of the pomegranate floats and is easier to remove this way as it separates from the seeds. Once the seeds are out and you have removed the pith, you can lift the seeds out with the colander- takes all of five minutes!

 

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Jamieson is a lover of all things edible. This led her to culinary school after graduating college. She’s done pretty much every job in a kitchen and owned a seasonal restaurant, Mamasa, in Costa Rica. When she is home in the U.S., Jamieson works as a personal chef and nanny, hence The Nanny Recipes. She is currently writing a cookbook that features her simple, easy, and delicious recipes to help parents feed the entire family.

Visit Jamieson Van Loan’s website at TheNannyRecipes.blogspot.com.

Jamieson_van_Loan_headshot11111Try Jamie’s other recipes:
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The Best Key Lime Pie Ever
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Roasted Chickpea & Hearts of Palm Salad
Rosemary Maple Pork Chops
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Peach Strawberry Crumble Bars
Oatmeal Pancakes with Bananas Foster Compote
Avocado Toast with Asparagus Slaw & Spicy Lemon Dressing
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Mexican Street SaladPumpkin Pie Oatmeal

 

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Photo, cinnamon sticks, by Trophygeek from San Francisco (Cinnamon Sticks Spice Related (Free stock photo)) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

All other photos by Jamieson van Loan.

 

 

 




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