Cantalope Nut Bread - Just Fruit Recipes

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Cantalope Nut Bread

1 3/4 c Flour
1/4 ts Baking soda
2/3 c Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 c Nuts; finely chop, walnuts etc
2 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Salt
1/3 c Shortening
1 c Cantaloupe; puree, mash, ripe

Mix flour, baking powder, soda and salt and sift 3 times. add nuts to flour mixture. Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. add egg and blend well. Add cantelope pulp. Add flour mixture and nuts, 1/2 cup at a time and blending well after each addition. Turn into a greased and flour 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. bake in a preheated 350 oven for 45 minutes or until tested done. Cool, wrap and let mellow overnight before serving. Nuts may be omitted.

This is a gem with a subtle cantalope flavor perfect to serve with cream cheese and fresh fruit Yield: 1, 8 x 4 loaf

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