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Monday, September 8, 2014

Cherry Bread

I like just about cherry anything, fresh cherries, frozen cherries, dried cherries, and even maraschino cherries.  I feel like the character from Forest Gump that kept listed off shrimp dishes.  I could go on and on about cherry recipes.  I feel like I have made a lot this summer. This is a pretty bread and it would be really pretty for Valentine's Day or even a girl baby shower.
Isn't that a pretty loaf of bread?
You will use a whole big jar of cherries for this recipe.
Start with 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Drain the juice off the cherries
Keep 1/3 cup of the juice for the glaze.
Put 20 oz of cherries in the food processor or you can hand chop them but I can tell you from experience that they get sticky and messy.  Food processor is the way to go.
All chopped and ready to use.
Add them to the batter.
The batter is really pretty.
Pour into a sprayed loaf pan. Place in a preheated 350 oven.  Bake for 50-55 minutes.
Ingredients for the glaze.  
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup juice
Mix those.
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 Tablespoons melted butter
Add that to the sugar
Whisk well until all the powdered sugar is mixed.  You can add a drop or two of food coloring to get it the color you want.
Let the bread sit for about 10 minutes before you remove from the pan.  Mine stuck a little on bottom. I don't know if it wasn't sprayed well or if it got too cool before I turned it out.
I let it cool some more on a rack.  I put a piece of wax paper underneath so the glaze won't make such a mess.
Pour the glaze on top.
All finished.
Look at all those cherries in the bread.

Cherry Bread
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
20 oz maraschino cherries

glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 350.  Bake 50-55 minutes.























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