Thursday, April 7, 2011

Maraschino and Pineapple Bread


    If you have followed my blog for awhile you know that I bake bread with my daughter
    once a week and today we made this moist and flavorful bread. Our pantry always has
    maraschino cherries in it "my kids love Shirley Temples" me too. We like to smear this
    bread with Trader Joe's organic coconut oil. It's sinfully delicious. This loaf makes two,
    so be sure to share =)

                                            Maraschino and Pineapple Bread

     4 cups all-purpose flour
     1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
     1 teaspoon baking soda
     1 teaspoon salt
     1 tablespoon vanilla extract
     1 tablespoon coconut extract
     4 eggs
     3/4 cup oil
     1 (8oz) can crushed pineapple
     1 jar maraschino cherries, drained and quartered
     2 tablespoons powdered sugar "optional"

     1) Heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 2 - 9 by 5 loaf pans with cooking spray.
     2) In a large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking soda and salt. Add oil,
     vanilla, coconut extract, eggs, and pineapple with liquid. Beat with an electric
     mixer on low speed until combined. Fold in cherries. Divide evenly between
     pans.
     3) Bake 45 to 55 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool
     completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

53 comments:

  1. Girl, you have been speaking my language lately! All these amazing pictures have me drooling! I have been on vacation for the past week but have enjoyed catching up on your blog today and getting some ideas. And hello...spring veggie pizza - YES PLEASE!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog!! :)

    ~Bri~

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  2. This looks incredible. I don't like bananas and everyone someone bakes bread I feel like it's banana bread! This is such a nice take on something and I LOVE pineapple!

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  3. Oh boy! I am making this THIS weekend with my daughter....oh yes! Things we can get down on...include cherries and pineapples. Sounds sooooo good...and I think I have all the ingredients. Un.heard.of!!!! Thanks Val.

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  4. Sorry I refuse to share, this looks perfect.

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  5. It's perfect..a great combination! :D

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  6. Girl, that looks so yummy! I love pineapples and cherries.

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  7. I am in for anything that has maraschino cherries. It looks de-lish! :)

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  8. I'm your newest follower! This looks amazing! I can't wait read more on your blog :)

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  9. my two favorites in one!! looks soooo good!

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  10. What a wonderful bread to start the warmer season!

    ps I need guest posts in a few weeks if you are interested. stop by for details!

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  11. GORGEOUS! =) Save me a slice Val!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  12. I love the weekly tradition of baking bread! I love baking with my daughter too. It just started raining here and that bread is transporting me to a tropical beach.

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  13. I am digging this flavor combination - how unique!

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  14. Hey I can make this for my daughter's school cake stall next week for sports day! THANKS!! Looks great :)

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  15. thanks for this! I have been wanting to explore breadmaking a little bit. You're my baking hero.

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  16. That looks so good! I love that you bake bread with your daughter once a week. Those are the things kids remember when they're all grown up. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. This sounds really fabulous.

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  18. Wow what a gorgeous bread flavour combo! A slice for me with my tea please :)

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  19. I love anything with coconut in/on it!! You have the most unique recipes!! :)

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  20. Really is there anything better than pineapple and cherries?! Not in my book!! YUM!
    xx

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  21. When do you have time to cook like this? Yum!

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  22. Oh my !!!! My son and I love cherries!!! We will have to make this!

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  23. I'll have to try it, especially smearing it with coconut oil:)

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  24. This looks delicious! I am going to have to try this!

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  25. Wow! This sounds amazing! I am so into baking bread loaves lately and I love recipes that make 2 loaves because I love sharing with friends. I can't wait to make this :) Oh, and what in the world is coconut oil? It sounds divine! We don't have a Trader Joe's here - but I'd love to get my hands on some - is it like a spread?

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  26. I love your tradition of baking with your daughter once a week. What a beautiful loaf of sweet deliciousness!

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  27. I just made Cherry Almond Vanilla cupcakes last weekend with Maraschino cherries! YUM-O. Check out my post here.. http://curlywillowdiy.blogspot.com/2011/04/vickis-test-kitchen.html

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  28. My Favorite Super Woman!

    I am drooling looking over the last 4 or 5 recipes. Can I come live there?

    What a fabulous flavor combination. That would turn this dull dreary day into a sunny one.

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  29. That looks amazing. Love that you bake bread with your daughter. I am going to have to try, I just always hear it's time consuming and is easy to mess up. But after seeing this recipe, I just may delve into it and go for it :)

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  30. OK, I think I'm being incredibly dense here. I don't understand the pineapple thing - quartered. Just use 1/4 of the can? And how many cherries do we use?

    I was going to put the ingredients I am missing on my grocery list but then I got all kinds of confused.

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  31. Val this bread looks to die for amazing. I love the use of the pineapple along with the cherries. Kind of like a mixed drink with the flavors. I love it to pieces! I bet a pile of sugar coated almonds on top would make it over the top! :) Oh and your lemon fudge recipe at the bottom- MAKING IT TODAY!

    Hey- would love for you to join my recipe challenge this month. It challenges you to make something you have never made before but always wanted to (sort of like your recipe bucket list). It is the 3rd wed of every month (so the post would be not this wed but next). To enter all you have to do is send me your pic of your dish and I will post it and link back to you and then you have to include the recipe on your site and link it back to me. Email me if you have any questions and want to play along! have a great weekend

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  32. What a gorgeous and yummy bread. Spreading a little coconut oil on sounds just perfect!

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  33. How much oil is added to the mixture ? Can't wait to make this wonderful recipe. Thanks

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  34. what a lovely tradition with your daughter. this looks amazing!

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  35. Oh this looks wonderful! I must try it. Letitia xx

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  36. Thanks for the correction! I'm making this tonight along with baked, stuffed porkchops, sweet potatoes and fresh beets from the garden!

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  37. Jenny, That sounds amazing!! Fresh beets from the garden??? So jealous =)

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  38. Oooh, you had me at coconut extract. This looks delicious. You've got a beautiful site!

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  39. Val, this looks wonderful and it is a bit different than the usual quick bread. This is mt first visit to your site and I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  40. Hey, Im a new follower (found you through story of my life) Super excited to find your blog- as I love cooking blogs! they are my fav- and hopefully one day I can learn enough to have my own! Cant wait to read through your blog!
    -Amanda
    Tylerandapricot.blogspot.com

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  41. That looks like a pretty, moist bread. "Sinfully delicious" sounds really promising!

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  42. Mmmm Val! That bread is gorgeous and I'm sure super delicious! Another winner!!

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  43. you've truly spoken to my tastebuds. it looks so warm, soft and sweet. perfect.

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  44. yum....I bet this is so yummy. I wouldlove it warm out of the oven:)

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  45. this looks soooo delicious and does ALL THE THINGS ON YOUR BLOG. This might be one of my new favorite places. I NEED to work on my cooking and baking.

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  46. I made it!!! This weekend. I have printed off about 5 recipes to try of of this here blog...but this is the 1st one I have actually made. It was so so heavenly. Lots of compliments....just wish I had grabbed the organic coconut oil!!!! Thanks for inspiring.

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  47. love maraschino cherries and i've never had them in anything but drinks! must try this! :)

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  48. I've only been following your blog for a little while now, but you post some amazing recipes. I love that you made a bread with maraschino cherries! They are such a guilty pleasure of mine, and pineapple is a favorite too. This looks amazing.

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  49. oh this looks wonderful! i am totally adding this to my baking goals list too! wow, it looks so good! the only bread i really make is banana so this would be a really nice change

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  50. Only one question, what size pans? I've guessed 8x4's and had batter all over the place, or guessed 9x5's and had thin loaves. HELP!

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