Makes 1 loaf
Divide cherries into two equal portions. Do the same with chopped almonds. In a rectangular pan about 9 × 5 × 3, or a little larger, melt the first 2 tablespoons of butter, brushing the sides of the pan as well. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the bottom of the pan, then a ½ portion of almonds. Now place ½ the maraschino cherries over these.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, sugar and salt.
Combine egg, milk, cherry juice and the last 2 tablespoons of melted butter and mix well. Add to the flour mixture and blend well. Add the bran flakes and mix only enough to moisten. Add the other portions of cherries and almonds nad stire mixture well. Pour this batter into the pan lined with almonds and cherries.
Bake in a preheated 350° oven 60 to 65 minutes. When cool, slice thin.
Wonderful served with hot, spiced wine!