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1/2 T yeast
2 T warm water
1 t plus 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 t orange or lemon extract
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 cups peeled and sliced pears (or peaches or apples)
Preheat the oven to 350F. In small bowl mix yeast, warm water & 1 t sugar together & set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream butter & 1/2 cup sugar until light & lemon colored. Add the eggs & extract. Continue beating. Mix in the flour & the milk & beat for 3 minutes more. Add in yeast mixture.
Butter 9×13 baking dish. Spread 1/2 to 3/4 of batter into the pan. Arrange fruit slices on top. Drop the remaining dough on top of the fruit. Mix topping ingredients & sprinkle over the cake. Bake 40 minutes.
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white flour
1 t cinnamon
3 T butter
1/3 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts but recipe called for almonds)
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