Chocolate-Cherry-Walnut Bread

Chocolate-Cherry-Walnut Bread
Maura McEvoy
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preparation
15
minutes
cooking
60
minutes
other
0
minutes
Serves 8-10

Ingredients

3
cups
all-purpose flour
1
cup
granulated sugar
1
teaspoon
baking powder
1
teaspoon
baking soda
1/2
teaspoon
salt
4
tablespoons
chilled butter, cut into thin slices
grated rind from 1 orange
1/2
cup
chopped dried cherries
1/2
cup
chopped walnuts
1/2
cup
semisweet chocolate chips
1
cup
milk
2
eggs, beaten
1
teaspoon
vanilla

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly coat a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray. 
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Using your fingertips or a pastry blender, work the butter into the dry ingredients until it looks like coarse crumbs. Mix in the orange rind, cherries, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Stir in the milk, eggs, and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Pour into pan. Bake 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack.
  4. Variations: Substitute any of the following, using the same amounts: dried cranberries instead of dried cherries; white chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate; pecans, hazelnuts, or macadamia nuts instead of walnuts.
Jane Kirby
October 2002

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 487
  • Calcium 136 mg
  • Carbohydrate 77 g
  • Cholesterol 71 mg
  • Fat 16 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Iron 3 mg
  • Protein 10 mg
  • Sat Fat 7 g
  • Sodium 459 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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