Microwave Cherry and Nut Loaf Recipe

Microwave Cherry and Nut Loaf Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 900 g / 2 lb loaf

175 g/6 oz butter or margarine, softened
175 g/6 oz soft brown sugar

3 eggs, beaten
225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
10 ml/2 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
45 ml/3 tbsp milk
75 g/3 oz glace (candied) cherries
75 g/3 oz chopped mixed nuts

25 g/1 oz/3 tbsp icing (confectioners') sugar, sifted

Method:

Cream together the butter or margarine and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then fold in the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in enough of the milk to make a soft consistency, then stir in the cherries and nuts. Spoon into a greased and lined 900 g/2 lb microwave loaf dish and sprinkle with the sugar. Microwave on High for 7 minutes. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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