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Ingredients

1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons shortening
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Cream sugar with shortening. Add milk, egg and vanilla extract; beat well. Add mixture of flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Turn loaf pan onto wire rack. Tap sides and bottom of pan to loosen. Bread will turn onto rack. Cool completely before cutting or wrapping.

VARIATIONS: Cranberry Bread Add 1 teaspoon orange extract and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to basic batter. Add 1-1/2 cups chopped cranberries Stir the orange extract, cinnamon and cranberries into basic batter. Pour into greased and floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes.

Turn loaf pan onto wire rack. Tap sides and bottom of pan. Loaf of bread will come out of pan. Cool completely before cutting or wrapping variations.

FRESH APPLE: 2 cups chopped, peeled (3-4 medium size apples) 1/4 cup sugar 1-1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice

Mix the chopped apples with 1/4 cup of sugar and the 1-1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice. Pour half of the basic batter into greased and floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Then top the batter with the apple mixture. Add the rest of the basic batter mixture on top of the apples. Then bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Turn loaf pan onto rack, tap sides and top of loaf pan with spoon. Bread will loosen and turn onto rack, cool completely before slicing or wrapping.

PUMPKIN: 1/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1 cup canned pumpkin (8 ounces)

Add 1/4 cup milk, 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice and 1 cup canned pumpkin to the basic bread mixture. Stir. Pour mixture into greased and floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Turn loaf pan onto wire rack, tap sides and bottom of loaf pan with spoon. Then the bread will come out of the pan. Let loaf cool completely before cutting or wrapping.

Carol Urda
Bettendorf



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