1/2 unsalted butter room temperature
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup of cornstarch
2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoon of black sesame seeds
1 1/3 cups of sugar
1 large egg
1 large yolk
3/4 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt
2 ripe but firm pears, peeled,core and
cut in cubes
Note: Black sesame seeds is sold at some supermarkets
and asian market.
Preheat hoven a 180°c
Butter a loaf pan about 20 x 10 cm.(or other you like)
In a bowl put he flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Stir and add the black sesame seeds.
Using and electric mixer beat medium cup of buter and sugar until is combined,
add egg and yolk egg. Beat until pale and fluffy.
On low speed beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alterning with butermilk or plain yogurt in two additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
Toss pears cubes in small ball fold into batter.
Spoon batter into prepared pan smooth top.
Sprinkle with some sugar and black sesame seeds.
Bake about 45 minutes or until a tester come out clean when inserted into center.
Let cool in pan before serving.