Amaretto Cherry Bread

Silkology: the delicious art of cooking with Silk

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Servings
12
Total Time
20 min
+ 60 min baking

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 cup (250 ml) dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Silk soy, almond or coconut beverage, any flavour except chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) amaretto
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) margarine* (or butter)
  • 1 cup (250 ml) sugar
  • 3 eggs*
  • 1 1/2 cup (350 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • 1 cup (250 ml) chopped pecans

Amaretto Glaze

  • 5 Tbsp (75 ml) granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp (90 ml) amaretto

*For a vegan version, use vegan margarine and substitute each egg with 1 Tbsp (15 ml) golden flax meal soaked in 3 Tbsp (45 ml) warm water.

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Preparation
  • In a small bowl, combine cherries, Silk and amaretto. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Coat a 20x10 cm (9" x 5") loaf pan or 4 mini loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping bowl after each addition.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and fold into batter, mixing just to combine.
  • Add cherry mixture and nuts.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for one hour or until a tester inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Prepare glaze by combining sugar and amaretto. Let stand until sugar dissolves.
  • Using a fork or skewer, poke holes in warm bread, then pour glaze over top and down sides.