raspberry bread

Raspberries and Cream Bread

Raspberry and Cream Bread

Raspberry and Cream Bread

I have some very nice memories about raspberries. We had them growing in our yard when I was a kid.  I always enjoyed just eating them right off the plants or the jam my Mother would make. I also remember the time our dog got to them before we did and ate all the raspberries. This simple bread is studded with fresh raspberries. It can be eaten just plain or dressed up with fruit topping or maybe some whipped cream. I am a purist, I like to eat it just the way it is. Like most quick breads it is better if you wrap it up in plastic or foil once cooled and eat it the next day- if you can wait that long!!

Raspberries and Cream Bread

1 ¾ c. flour
½ t. baking powder
½ t. baking soda
½ t. salt
½ t. cinnamon
½ c. butter, at room temperature
¾ c. sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
½ c. sour cream, room temperature
1 t. vanilla
1 c. fresh raspberries
¾ c. chopped nuts, optional

Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. Set aside. In small bowl beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat 1 minute. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just moistened. Fold in berries and nuts and place batter in prepared pan. Bake 60-65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Makes 1 loaf. Freezes well.