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Sweet olive oil quick bread

Extra-virgin olive oil is the secret ingredient in this moist, dense, lightly sweet cake.  Perfect as an afternoon snack or for breakfast with your favorite cup of coffee.

All of the ingredients are easily found in any Kroger or Publix right here in Nashville. 

Sweet olive oil quick bread

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • butter for loaf pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir in the sugar.  Add the eggs, milk  and olive oil, and beat well.  Toss the raisins in a little flour to coat them lightly.  Add the raisins and lemon zest to the flour and egg mixture and stir to distribute evenly.  Butter and flour a loaf pan.  Transfer the batter into the pan and smooth the surface.  Bake for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.  Let cool for a few minutes.  Unmold and cool on a rack.

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