*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Buttermilk Chocolate Bread
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Dessert Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           Butter -- softened
    1      cup           Sugar
    2                    Eggs
      1/2  cup           Buttermilk
    1      teaspoon      Vanilla
      1/2  cup           Semisweet chocolate chips
                         melted
    2 1/4  cups          Flour
    1      teaspoon      Baking powder
    1      teaspoon      Baking soda
    1      pinch         Salt (opt)
    1      cup           Pecans -- chopped
      1/2  cup           Glaced cherries -- chopped
                         CREAMY CHERRY GLAZE-
    1 1/2  tablespoons   Cream
    2      tablespoons   Glaced cherries -- finely
                         chopped
      3/4  cup           Powdered sugar -- sifted
 
 Beat together first 5 ingredients until blended. Beat in melted chocolate.
Combine and add next 4 ingredients and stir until dry ingredients are just
moistened. Do not overmix. Stir in pecans and cherries. Divide batter between 3
greased and lightly floured mini-loaf foil pans (6x3x2"), place pans on a cookie
sheet, and bake in a 325~ oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a cake tester,
inserted in center, comes out clean. Allow to cool for 15 minutes and then remove
from pans and continue cooling on a rack. When cool, drizzle tops with Creamy
Cherry Glaze. Yields 3 mini-loaves.
 
 
 
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