Cook the Book – Lorraine’s Nectarine-Blueberry Bread

Lorraine, one of the owners of the Victory Chimes, gave this recipe to me when I was running the galley for them.

Lorraine’s Nectarine-Blueberry Bread

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 medium nectarine, peeled and cut into ¼-inch pieces
1 cup fresh blueberries

Almond and Sugar Topping
2/3 cup chopped almonds
1 tablespoon sugar

Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease one loaf pan. Cream the sugar and butter together in a bowl.Add the eggs and mix well. Sift all the dry ingredients on top of the mixture and mix until just blended. Gently stir in the fruit.  Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Mix the almonds and sugar together and sprinkle the mixture over the batter.  Bake until the bread springs back when gently pressed (about 1 hour).

Makes 1 loaf

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