Almond Bread

Ingredients

  • 6.75 oz flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 7 oz almond paste
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp milk, divided
  • Baker’s Joy
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl cream together sugar, butter, oil, and almond paste. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add vanilla and, beating at low speed, mix in flour mixture and 1/2 cup milk in alternating batches until just combined.
  5. Scrape batter into a 9″x5″ metal loaf pan coated with Baker’s Joy. Sprinkle almonds over the top. Bake for 50 minutes.
  6. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.
  7. Turn out of pan. Stir together powdered sugar, 1 tbsp milk, and a pinch of salt until smooth. Drizzle over cake.

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