Dried Pear Bacon Bread 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 5 bacon slices, cooked and chopped 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1TBSP baking powder ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ½ cup finely chopped dried pears ¼ cup dry white wine 3 eggs, slightly whisked 1/3 cup vegetable oil ½ cup milk 1 TBSP minced fresh sage Combine cheese, bacon, and walnuts in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Pour the flour mixture into the cheese mixture and coat the cheese thoroughly. Combine the wine and the chopped pears. Let soak. Whisk together the eggs, oil, milk and sage. Add pears with the wine to the cheese mixture. Stir. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 55 minutes at 350 degrees. Yield: 1 loaf.