Lemon Bread with Cherry Cheese Spread

Sheila M

By
@Gadiva

This is super moist and great plain or with the spread. I like to make it for Christmas gifts but is great any time of the year.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

BREAD

1/2 c
margarine or butter, softened
1 1/4 c
sugar
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp
grated lemon peel
1/2 tsp
lemon extract
1/2 c
milk
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
chopped pecans

CHERRY CHEESE SPREAD

3 oz
cream cheese
2 to 3 tsp
milk or cherry juice
1 Tbsp
chopped marashino cherries

Step-By-Step

1BREAD DIRECTIONS
2Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 or 8x4 inch loaf pan.
3In a medium bowl combine butter and sugar; mix well.
4Add eggs, lemon peel, extract and milk; mix well.
5Add flour, baking powder and salt, stirring just until moistened. Fold in nuts.
6Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Place a kitchen towel over to keep from drying out and let cool 5 minutes. Then invert onto foil and wrap until ready to serve. Freezes well.
7CHERRY CHEESE SPREAD DIRECTIONS
8Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until well blended.
9NOTE: Self rising flour is NOT recommended.
High altitude bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes

I usually double the recipe.
10Recipe and photo found in a magazine in a doctor's office many years ago.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American