Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Maple Pecan Bread

This is a great fall recipe that only takes just a few minutes to mix up and get in the oven.

Bread:
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup half and half
3 T vegetable oil
1 t maple extract
3 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Maple Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 t half and half or milk
1 t maple extract

Bread:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom only of loaf pan. Mix all ingredients except pecans and Maple Glaze in large bowl with spoon; beat 30 seconds. Stir in pecans. Pour into pan. Bake 55-65 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about an hour.

Glaze:
Stir together all ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over cooled bread.

TIP OF THE DAY: Sprinkle additional chopped pecans over the top of the maple glazed bread. For an additional pecan flavor, lightly toast your pecans before putting them in the batter.

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