Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Raspberry Swirl

So the BF needs credit for this one-well at least partial credit! After I made the banana bread he had the idea of making a loaf similar to the banana bread but with raspberries somehow incorporated. So I put my handy-dandy thinking cap on and this is what I came up with:

Raspberry-Lemon Loaf

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon of lemon zest
1 cup raspberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a big mixing bowl. Mix vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla, milk and lemon zest in a separate bowl. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.

Fold in the luscious raspberries. They're not looking so luscious though in this picture...

Line a 9 x 5 non-stick bread pan with parchment paper, just like this. Use enough parchment paper so that it hangs over the outside of the bread pan-just like we did with the banana bread. See photo here. This makes it really easy to remove the loaf and saves you from having to grease the pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes. At least I think. I was drinking amish wine OK! So...I think that's pretty close...

Let cool on wire rack. Now let's make some yummy icing!! It's so easy I can't even stand it!

1 teaspoon butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Melt the butter and add to rest of ingredients. Mix until creamy. That's it! Now spread it on top of that yummy loaf. If you want it to be thinner-more like a glaze-just keep adding milk until you reach the desired consistency.

The only problem that I had with this recipe is that the raspberries sank to the bottom. I'll need to do a bit more experimenting with this recipe to get it just right.

Also, the winning recipe in the Martha Stewart poll were the lime squares. They will be featured soon. Thank you to all who voted!


  1. Oooh yum David. Make me some sweet loaf.

  2. I don't think the raspberries sinking to the bottom is a problem...makes it pretty :)