1 C. sugar
1/2 C. soft butter or margarine, cut in 10 pieces
1/2 C. milk
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl except the flour. Mix together until well blended (beat on medium for about 2 minutes).
Add the flour and mix completely about 1-2 minutes. Pour into the loaf pan and bake until the cake springs back when lightly touched in the center. This will be about 50-60 minutes. Cool 20 minutes and remove from the pan.
Cherry Loaf – Omit the vanilla from the main recipe. Add 1/3 cup well-drained maraschino cherries and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract to the mixture.
Almond Bread – Omit the vanilla from the main recipe. Add 1 teaspoon of almond extract to the mixture.