Cherry Tea Bread

READY IN: 1hr 27mins
Recipe by Mom2Rose

This bread is delicious!

Top Review by mersaydees

This bread is delicious! An elegant alternative to the ubiquitous banana bread. Although it was moist, I might try adding a tablespoon or two of the residual cherry juice the next time. This baked up nice in my convection oven; I did start watching it closely after the first half hour based on the first reviewer's comments; it did not require a full hour to bake. Thanks, Mom2Rose! Made for Aussie Swap #17 - belated! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift the 2 cups flour (set aside reserved 1/4 cup for cherries), baking powder, baking soda, and salt together into a bowl.
  3. In a second bowl, toss the cherries with the reserved 1/4 cup flour.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter until it is light and fluffy; add the sugar and honey gradually, beating the mixture until it is very light.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  6. With mixer at lowest speed, add the flour mixture.
  7. Fold the floured cherries into the batter.
  8. Turn the batter into a buttered and floured loaf pan, approximately 9 x 5 x 3 inches.
  9. Bake the bread in the center of the oven for 1 hour.
  10. Cool the loaf for 15 minutes in the pan; unmold the bread on a rack to cool completely.
  11. Wrap the cherry bread loaf in plastic wrap and keep for a day before serving for best flavor.

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