I didn't want to wait for 1 hour to bake the bread, so decided to try this as a muffin. Works fine, just adjust your baking time. Then I topped each off with a dollop of cream cheese icing and a cherry. Kinda looks like a cupcake. But its not. Its sweet with the icing so serve as is, no need for butter or cream cheese.
Keep Cooking - The Maine Way
2 tbsp softened butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp baking powder
one 8 ounce bottle of maraschino cherries, chopped
buttermilk or milk added to the drained cherries enough to make one cup liquid in all
Bake at 350 degrees. This recipe called this Cherry Bread. I made Cherry Muffins. I bake them in papers for about 22 minutes but check them after 15 minutes. I got 12 muffins but they were more then 3/4 way full. If making bread turn into a well-greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until it tests done.
In your mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar and mix this well. Add the salt and egg and continue to mix. Alternately add the dry ingredients along with the cherry milk mixture. Stir in the chopped cherries and if you want to add nuts go ahead. This recipe freezes well.