Sweet Olive Oil Quick Bread from Epicurious.com

  • 2-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured sultana raisins
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Unsalted butter for loaf pan
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the sugar. Add the eggs, milk, and olive oil, and beat well.

Toss the raisins in a little flour to coat them lightly. Add the raisins and lemon zest to the flour and egg mixture and stir to distribute evenly.

Butter and flour a loaf pan. Transfer the batter into the pan and smooth the surface. Sprinkle the top with pine nuts.

Bake for 55 mintues, or until a thin skewer inserted in the center comes out dry. Let cool for a few minutes. Unmold and cool on a rack.