This is a newly acquired recipe that I've already made countless times. Nutmeg adds a palate-pleasing taste.—Dorothy Knapp, Mt. Morris, New York
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- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan that has been coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Nutmeg Loaf in Country Woman March/April 1998, p36
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