Cherry Bread

This Cherry Bread is a simple quick bread with maraschino cherries and topped with an almond cherry glaze. Awesome flavor!

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup oil

1 large egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2 jars (10 oz.) each  maraschino cherries

Glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar

2 Tbsp. melted butter

1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice

1/2 tsp. 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 flour, baking powder and salt.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just to combine.

Drain the maraschino cherries, reserving the juice for the glaze. Coarsely chop the cherries in a food processor or chop with a sharp knife. Gently fold the cherries into the batter.

Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes or a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.

Allow the  bread to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

To prepare Glaze: Combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, cherry juice and almond extract in a small bowl. Mix until it is smooth.

Spread the glaze on top of the bread once cooled.

Slice and serve.

Serves 10

Freezes well.

Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips for variety.

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