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Dried Cherry Mini Loaves

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For bread
  All-purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Softened butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Honey 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Toasted slivered almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dried cherries/Cranberries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For cherry butter
  Softened butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cherry preserves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon

1) Heat the oven to 350°.

2) In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cloves and keep aside.
3) In a mixing bowl, add sugar, 3/4 cup butter, brown sugar, honey and vanilla and mix well.
4) Beat at a medium speed till the mix turns creamy.
5) Continue beating, adding eggs 1 at a time, for 1 to 2 minutes.
6) Lower the speed.
7) Beat, gradually adding in the flour mixture, alternately with buttermilk for 3 to 4 minutes.
8) By hand, stir in almonds and cherries.
9) Evenly spoon the batter into 5 (5 1/2 x3-inch) well greased mini loaf pans.
10) Place in the oven for 25 to 35 minutes, or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
11) Cool for 10 minutes and remove from the pans.
12) Cool completely.
13) In a small mixer bowl, beat 1 cup butter till creamy.
14) Lower the speed and add preserves, powdered sugar and almond extract.
15) Beat till well mixed.

16) Serve cherry butter with cooled bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Everyday
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6986 Calories from Fat 3530

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 398 g612%

Saturated Fat 211.8 g1059%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1277.1 mg425.7%

Sodium 4339.3 mg180.8%

Total Carbohydrates 786 g262%

Dietary Fiber 28.9 g115.4%

Sugars 434.6 g

Protein 91 g182.1%

Vitamin A 227.2% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 134.4% Iron 155.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Dried Cherry Mini Loaves Recipe