The aroma of this bread, baking in your oven, will bring friends and neighbors to your door This is a lovely bread, very moist and deeply flavorful.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel (use fruit, juice and peel -
remove any large pieces of membrane)
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup oatmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Beat together sugar with egg, add butter, milk sour cream, marmalade and grated lemon peel and lemon juice and fruit until blended. Combine and add the next 4 ingredients and stir until dry ingredients are just moistened. Do not over-mix.
Divide batter between 4 greased and lightly floured mini-loaf pans (6 x 3 x 2-inches), place pans on a cookie sheet, and bake in a 325 degree F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a cake tester, inserted in center, comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 15 minutes and then remove from pans and continue cooling on a rack. When cool, brush a thin layer of honey on top.
Yields 4 mini-loaves.