It is a VERY rich sweet bread...it has a full pound of butter or margarine in it!
But it is SOOOO good & it is only a once-a-year treat.
It has a full 10 oz. jar of maraschino cherries (drained) in it along with chopped walnuts.
Before she passed away, Aunt Jane wrote down the recipe for me, per request of my husband.
For awhile, I thought I had lost the recipe. You can see the sorry state of my recipe box above.
It is so full, it won't snap closed anymore.
I really need to get those typed up & into digital format for future generations before I die!
Every year, since she passed away, we start off our Christmas morning with a cup of hot coffee or, in my case, tea & a nice big slice of this yummy treat.
Here is a photo Aunt Jane Cwiklinski's hand-written recipe for Cherry Nut Pound Cake, below:
Almost 29 years ago, I laughed out loud when I first read her little written comment "Good Luck" on it & it still has made me smile every year since.
I have made a printable link to the recipe here: Cherry Nut Pound Cake
**You might note that, in the digital version, I have changed the number of pans or loaves this will make. I measured all my bread pans & NONE of them were the 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" measurement that dear Aunt Jane used.
I can only get 2 large loaves (filled to about 3/4th level) plus I usually have a wee bit leftover to make a *mini* loaf to share with the neighbors.
In a discussion with a gal on Facebook, I learned that "Cherry Bread" has been a popular local custom in Newfoundland, Canada for eons. In the recipe she & I discussed, it was noted to "toss the cherries in some flour to prevent sinking in the batter".
I never thought to do that & will from now on. You can see in my photo, that most of the cherries are at the bottom of the slice.
Next time, I'm also going to add TWO jars of maraschino cherries...one just doesn't seem to be enough.
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today. I hope you try this recipe yourself. It would be lovely for Valentine's Day, which is also our wedding anniversary!!!
I'll be linking up with Michael Lee West at Rattlebridge Farm
Thanks for hosting each week, ML!