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Almond Amaretto Mini-Loaves Recipe

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An almond-lover's delight, little quick bread loaves are loaded with almonds, almond paste, and amaretto almond liqueur.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 5 small loaves

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur, plus additional for brushing
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces almond paste, at room temperature
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sliced blanched almonds

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour 5 mini-loaf pans (5 x 3 inches).

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Combine amaretto and milk. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and almond paste together. Beat in sugar a little at a time. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined.

Add flour to the butter mixture a little at a time, alternating with amaretto milk, and ending with flour. Beat just until mixed.

Divide batter between mini-loaf pans. Sprinkle with almonds and sugar. Bake 40 to 45 until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove amaretto almond loaves from pans and cool on racks to room temperature. Brush with additional amaretto, if desired.

Yield: 5 small loaves

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 5 out of 5
Out of this world!, Member pchee1

This bread is sooo good! It's moist and sweet with a smooth almond cherry flavor. I made 15 in ceramic mini loaf pans and gave them as Christmas gifts...they're very pretty when packaged. Every single person loved them and asked for the recipe! I'll definitely be making them again! *The recipe calls for extra amaretto for brushing but doesn't give any additional instructions so I brushed them lightly when they came out of the oven. Fantastic!

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