Sweet Bread Peachy Nut Bread

Posted by: Schmitty 07-30-99 3:58 AM pt (US)

Peachy Nut Bread

2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup Crisco
2 unbeaten eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1 cup mashed drained canned peaches
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/4 cup cut maraschino cherries
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350.

Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt and set aside.

In mixer bowl, add two thirds cup sugar gradually to Crisco and cream well.

Blend in unbeaten eggs and beat thoroughly.

Stir in buttermilk and mashed peaches.

Add dry ingredients mixing just until all dry particles are moistened.

Fold in grated orange rind, cut up cherries and chopped nuts (do not beat).

Turn batter into greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch pan.Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

Makes 1 loaf.

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