Happy Valentine's Day!!
I found this recipe for Cherry Bread from a video that was shared on Facebook. I saved the video, then went to the link where the recipe was posted so I could print it out and make it for an early Valentine's Day treat. It is quite tasty and the hubs loves it!
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 jars maraschino cherries (10 ounces each)
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, milk, oil and egg. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
Drain the maraschino cherries, reserving the juice for the glaze. Coarsely chop the cherries in a food processor or with a knife. Gently fold the cherries into the batter.
Pour the bread batter into a greased 9"x5" bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the bread should come out clean. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes, then remove the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, cherry juice and almond extract in a small bowl. Mix until it is smooth.
Once the bread is cool, spread the glaze on top of the bread. Slice and serve.