Sweet Soft Cherry Bread with Cherry-Almond Glaze

Sweet Soft Cherry Bread with Cherry-Almond Glaze

 

INGREDIENTS:

Cherry Bread:
one 10-ounce jar maraschino cherries, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch salt, optional and to taste
2 large eggs
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
cherry juice, reserve 1/4 cup
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cherry-Almond Glaze:
1/4 cup reserved cherry juice
1 teaspoon almond extract
about 1 1/2 cups+ confectioners’ sugar

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

  • Step 1

Chop 2 Cherry Ripe Bars into 6 squares each. Finely chop the remaining bar and set aside.

  • Step 2

Combine the butter and chocolate in a saucepan and gently heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Cool slightly.

  • Step 3

Add the eggs, sugar and vanilla and stir to combine then add the sifted flour and baking powder, mix until just combined. Spoon two thirds of the mixture into 12 x 1/3 cup capacity paper lined muffins pans. Top each with a square of Cherry Ripe then spoon over the remaining muffin mixture. Sprinkle with reserved chopped Cherry Ripe.

  • Step 4

Bake in a moderate oven 180C for 20-25 minutes or until cooked when tested. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning out of pan to cool completely.

  • Step 5

Store in an airtight container until required.

  • Step 6

Chop 2 Cherry Ripe Bars into 6 squares each. Finely chop the remaining bar and set aside.

  • Step 7

Combine the butter and chocolate in a saucepan and gently heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Cool slightly.

  • Step 8

Add the eggs, sugar and vanilla and stir to combine then add the sifted flour and baking powder, mix until just combined. Spoon two thirds of the mixture into 12 x 1/3 cup capacity paper lined muffins pans. Top each with a square of Cherry Ripe then spoon over the remaining muffin mixture. Sprinkle with reserved chopped Cherry Ripe.

  • Step 9

Bake in a moderate oven 180C for 20-25 minutes or until cooked when tested. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning out of pan to cool completely.

  • Step 10

Store in an airtight container until required.

Sweet Soft Cherry Bread with Cherry-Almond Glaze - An easy quickbread that's perfect for Valentine's Day, Easter, or Mother's Day! Because you can never have too much pink!

 

 

 

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