Put the chopped pears and sultanas in a bowl with the hot tea and leave to soak for 1 hour.
Lift the bread pan out of the machine and fit the blade. Put the ingredients in the pan, following the order specified for gluten-free breads in the manual. Add the sultanas with the pears and liquid.
Fit the pan into the machine and close the lid. Set to a 750 g (1½ lb) loaf size on the fast/rapid bake programme.
At the end of the programme lift the pan out of the machine and shake the bread out on to a wire rack. Serve freshly baked or toasted and buttered.