Cherry and Golden Raisin Bread


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Cherry and Golden Raisin Bread
From: Better Homes and Gardens

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1/3 cup cooking oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coarsely snipped dried cherries or dried cranberries
1/2 cup golden raisins or coarsely snipped dried apricots
2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
Lemon Glaze

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the
sides of an 8x4x2-inch or 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl,
combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Make a well in
center of flour mixture; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir in dried
cherries, golden raisins, and lemon peel. Add egg mixture all at once to
flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Spoon
batter into the prepared pan.
3. Bake about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out
clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan.
Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight.
4. Before serving, prepare Lemon Glaze. Drizzle glaze over bread. Makes 16
5. Lemon Glaze: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1
teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel. Stir in enough lemon juice (1 to 2
teaspoons) to reach drizzling consistency.
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