Spicy Peach Nut Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons softened butter
1 (16 ounce) can (2 cups) sliced peaches or apricot halves, drained (reserve syrup)
1/2 cup reserved syrup
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using solid shortening, generously grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch or 8 x 4-inch loaf pan.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
In large bowl, blend ingredients at low speed until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Stir nuts into batter. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 60 to 70 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Immediately remove from pan; cool completely. If desired, drizzle with confectioners’ sugar glaze. Store tightly wrapped in refrigerator.