Monday, July 21, 2014

Cherry Loaf


Years ago I found this recipe in the Mennonite Treasury of Recipes. I baked this pretty pink loaf for special occasions. Over time I have slightly changed up this recipe from the original.

  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 cups flour, divided
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  1. Drain cherries, chop and put in a small bowl. Chop walnuts and add to the cherries. Stir in 1/2 cup of the flour to coat the cherries and walnuts. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the rest of the dry ingredients and set aside. 
  3. In a medium sized bowl whisk egg, sugar, butter, and almond extract together.
  4. Gently stir in the dry ingredients alternately with cherry juice and milk.
  5. Pour into a greased 9" by 5" loaf pan.
  6. Bake in 350ยบ oven for 1 hour.
  7. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before turning loaf out on cooling rack.
  8. Let cool completely and slice. Serve plain or with butter and fresh cheese.



5 comments:

  1. It is very pretty and I'm sure it's good but I would have to replace the maraschino cherries. When I was a little girl I loved them and got a hold of whole jar and ate them all...juice included. I got so sick and to this day I cannot stand them. LOL! But that' s just me...it is tempting though.

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  2. It looks wonderful! I don't have a problem with maraschino cherries at all. I can't wait to give this a try...thanks so much!

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  3. That looks so pretty and tasty. I am going to have to try this recipe later in the fall when it's cool enough to bake.

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  4. Christmas in July! I remember this loaf was arranged on sweet platters during Christmas. The slices were cut into fingers and never lasted long :)

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

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  5. Going to have to print this one and try it. Sounds yummy!

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