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Sweet Easter Quick Bread

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious Easter favorite from the islands. The time it takes to make this dish is worth it when you bite into a tantalizing piece. It tastes even more excellent served warm with butter or cheese."
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2 h 15 m servings 258
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 - 9x5 inch loaves)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 4 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine beer, sugar and butter over medium-low heat. When the ingredients melt into each other remove from the stove top and let cool. When the mixture is cool, mix in beaten eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, raisins and mixed fruits. Stir beer mixture slowly into the dry mixture, incorporating and mixing as you go. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pans.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 90 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 258 calories; 2.9 54.5 3.5 32 161 Full nutrition

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Really great!! Really easy to make as well!!! I will definitally do this again!!! Yummm

What is with all the complaining about the amount of batter??? The recipe does say it makes 4 LOAVES & SERVES 48. I don't understand why people are surprised by the quantity !!!!

The term bread is a little misleading. It is very sweet. Almost like a fruitcake. The amounts are a little overkill. I halved this recipie and still ended up with two full loaves. Watch the...

I only gave this recipe 4 stars because I think the amounts must be off somehow. While the bread did turn out delicious, I had SO much batter, there was NO WAY it was going to fit in only 2 loaf...

Did not have "dark brown" sugar, so I added molasses to the light brown sugar I had. I also used extra vanilla (cuz I love vanilla) and ommitted the raisens or mixed fruit (yuck). I have to say,...

Time for baking is definitely not 90 minutes if you make for two loaves. At 40 mins the sides were getting dark brown but the center not done. I am thinking I might have to lower the oven temp ...

Beer smell was too strong while bread was warm. Later when it cooled down it was much better. I made half of the size and it took as few days to eat it. It is very good with milk and some butter.

This tastes great! I halved the recipe and used a large round pan. The batter looks a bit runny, but it bakes excellent. Be careful though, 40 minutes in the oven are enough. I used dried figs ...