Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Pineapple Loaf with Lime Glaze
I had some left over fresh pineapple and needed to whip up something for my son's Father Day Tea. But what? Luckily, my Mom's Pineapple Loaf recipe was the perfect solution. It has a subtle sweetness thanks to the pineapple and if you add cherries (I didn't this time) it is also very...well... cheery!
I added a lime glaze for an even brighter taste. I was worried is might have too much citrus taste for the kids but they loved it!
4 tbsp vegetable shortening
1 c sugar
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup crushed pineapple
3/4 cup cherries (fresh or old school marashino) - optional
1 tsp vanilla
What to do
Preheat oven - 350 degrees.
Cream shortening and sugar until light approx 3 minutes.
Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix well about 1 minute.
Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
Mix dry ingredients alternately with crushed pineapple.
Stir in vanilla and cherries (if using) until just combined.
Pour batter into 8x4 loaf pan.
Bake for approximately 50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes and then prepare glaze.
Juice of one lime.
1 cup of powdered sugar.
Extra water if needed.
Mix juice and sugar. You want a consistency that will pour off a spoon in a nice steady stream. If it's too thick add a teaspoon of water at a time until desired consistency is reached,
Poke loaf with toothpick all over. Drizzle glaze over loaf.