• Preparation Time 20 minutes
  • Baking Time 55 minutes
  • Makes 16 servings
  • Freezing Excellent


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  • 4 1/4 cups Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ½ cup All Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 2 cups buttermilk

Serving Size: 16 servings


Serving Size: 16 servings

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  • Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cherries and buttermilk, stirring until all ingredients are moistened; dough will be soft with small lumps in it.
  • Turn out on floured surface and knead dough about 1 minute. Shape into an 8” (20 cm) ball, flatten slightly. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in centre of preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until loaf is light golden and sounds hollow when tapped.


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