Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup maraschino cherry juice
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon almond flavoring
- 1 cup maraschino cherry
- 1⁄2 cup nuts
- Put dry ingredients in bowl; beat in eggs, milk, juice and oil and flavoring. Beat until smooth.
- Stir in cherries (cut in half) and nuts.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour in a loaf pan.
Excellent quick bread, particularly for Christmas! The only variation I made was to use the small mini loaf pans; I used 4 for this recipe, and baked them for 40 minutes. I wish I had put the cherries and nuts in with the flour, though, as they both sunk to the bottom of my loaves so that they are bottom-heavy with fruit and nuts. If they had been coated with flour they likely would have stayed suspended in the batter. Something to remember for next time! The loaves have a pretty pale pink colour and a nice crumb and texture. This was easy to prepare and I'll definitely make it again.
This was very good. I added the cherries into the dry ingredients like another reviewer. My batter was soupy and it seemed like a lot of liquid with the eggs for only 2 cups of flour so I added an extra 1/2 cup of flour. I also used 1 tsp. of almond flavoring (like another reviewer did). I baked it for 75 minutes. If someone knows why my batter was so soupy let me know. I just drained the cherries, I didn't squeeze the juice out. Maybe that was it. Thanks for sharing and I will definitely make this again.
instead of the milk and juice I put 1 cup of eggnog in and it was really nice and tasty...