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Recipe for Festive Christmas Bread

The cherries and nuts in this recipe make this bread extra special for Christmas celebrations.
  • 1 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • cup chopped nuts
  • 1 jar (10 ounce size) maraschino cherries

Lightly grease a 9-inch loaf pan and pre-heat the oven to 350F (180C, Gas Mark 4).Drain the cherries, reserving 4 tablespoons of juice, and roughly chop.In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.In a separate bowl cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and the 4 tablespoons cherry juice. Mix well until fully combined. Add the butter and sugar mix to the flour mixture and mix well. Then gently fold in the chopped cherries and nuts.Scoop the batter into the loaf pan, and spread evenly.Bake bread for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and baked through. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.


Farm Shops near London

The following farm shops in London sell ingredients used in Festive Christmas Bread:

Neals Yard Dairy - Farm Shop near London

Neals Yard Dairy

Covent Garden, Camden

Mon-Thurs 11am to 6.30pm Fri-Sat 10am to 6.30pm One of Britainís best known cheese shops, who h...

Daylesford Organic - Farm Shop near London

Daylesford Organic

London, Westminster

Specialising in what is organic, fresh, seasonal and local: vegetables, fresh from our kitchen ga...

Farmers Markets near London

The following farmers markets in London sell ingredients used in Festive Christmas Bread:

South Kensington  Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

South Kensington Farmers Market

London, Kensington and Chelsea

9 am - 2 pm. A great selection of vegetable growers will be at this market.

Acton Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

Acton Farmers Market

W=ealing, Ealing

9am 1pm In the fabulous new public square at the heart of Acton. The purpose built squ...