Sour Cream Maple Bread
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
8 tbsp. (1 stick) softened unsalted butter
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat an oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 1-lb. loaf pan.
In a small bowl, stir and toss together the flour, baking powder, baking soda
and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, using a whisk, beat the butter until smooth, then slowly add
the maple syrup, whisking constantly. Whisk in the sour cream and egg. Stir in
the pecans. Add the flour mixture and stir until just blended.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into
the center of the loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Transfer the pan to a
wire rack and cool for 15 minutes, then turn the loaf out onto the rack to cool
Makes 1 loaf.
Note: While cooking, the top looked a little dry so, I mixed 1/4 cup of maple
syrup with about 2 tbsps of granulated sugar together, 'til it pretty much looks
like a runny paste. Sat it on top of the stove to keep warm. Half way through
cooking I spread some (1/2) on the top, then in the last 5 minutes the other
Recipe from Williams-Sonoma