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Cherry-Almond Quick Bread

Cherry-Almond Quick Bread is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8

This easy breakfast bread gets a hit of flavor from almond extract, while dried cherries lend a pleasant tartness. For best results, don’t overmix the batter.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried tart cherries
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp. almond extract

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the cherries and toss to distribute evenly.

In another bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, butter and almond extract. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. Do not overmix.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the top of the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Turn the loaf out onto the rack and let cool completely before serving. Makes 1 loaf.

Recipe courtesy of The Invisible Chef

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh My Heavenly Smell Just made this today and it had my whole house smell delish! I did as a previous poster recommended and cut the sugar to 1/2 cup because the cherries I had were not tart (thank you poster by the way). It tastes fantastic. Will make again, maybe as gifts for Christmas.
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious-and thank you other reviewers! I saw this in a WS mailer and took advice from other reviewers. I baked it in my "lemon pan" which is much bigger than 8 x 4 and it was at the very top when baked. Also, I added 1/4 cup sour cream as someone thought it could be moister. Someone added raisins instead of tart cherries and I definitely think you need the tartness from the cherries. They were expensive ($5 for 5 ounces) All were helpful and spot on, so thank you - we really enjoyed the quick bread. If there is some left in a day or two I am going to toast it and top with fresh sweet butter. A keeper! And thank you again fellow bakers and Williams Sonoma.
Date published: 2015-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a great Irish soda bread! Just substitute raisins for the cherries, add caraway seeds if desired and cut sugar to a half cup. Serve warm with butter and/or strawberry jam. yummy! I love it toasted the next day if it lasts that long. Like another reviewer, I measure the dry ingredients + raisins & caraway, then seal and refrigerate it for my next loaf.
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wowee Delish Super easy to make. I mixed the dry ingredients at night, so the bread was in the oven within 10 minutes of waking up. We didn't wait for it to cool completely, so it was warm, moist, and very buttery. I cut the sugar by half and it was still plenty sweet. Also added two tbsp. of unsweetened applesauce as another reviewer said it came out dry. I also added 1/4 cup sliced almonds and the crunchy bits here and there (thank you to another reviewer) were perfect. The kids and I had it with our breakfast, and I'm putting a lemon glaze on it for dessert. Be aware, a 1/10th slice of this loaf, even with HALF the sugar, (and added almonds) is around 300 calories. It is super buttery, so you may be able to cut down by a couple TBSP and still have a wonderful loaf. No problem with baking in a regular loaf pan. Perfectly done at 55 minutes.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from don't substitute tart cherries i made this with part almond flour. was good, but I didn't have dried "tart" cherries and used just the dried cherries I had on hand. I felt that made it too sweet and the tartness of the tart cherry would have offset the bread better. I prefer the sour cream - maple bread on this site to this one. this was was more like a cake.
Date published: 2013-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for coffee or giving as a gift. The recipe was very easy. I love almonds so I added 1/4 c. sliced almonds to the recipe. It gave it a little crunch. Also, made the recipe into 4 small loaves. Perfect for my home.
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great flavor, ok texture This is a very easy recipe that would be great for beginning cooks. The ingredients are readily available in most kitchens. Our family enjoyed the flavor of the bread however, I felt that the texture of the bread was just a little dry. I was expecting it to be more moist and it wasn't. Maybe this is how it is supposed to be though. I don't know that I would make it again because of that though.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy and delicious This came together in no time. However, mine ran over, creating a burnt mess in my oven. I used the size pan the recipe said to. But this is absolutely delicious, so I will make it again in a different pan.
Date published: 2013-03-23
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