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Cranberry Orange Bread

November 21, 2009

Laura’s Blog Entry

On Friday I made the mistake of mentioning on Facebook that I was baking. Now I have some folks waiting for this recipe so they can make it for Thanksgiving. I got this recipe from my third-grade teacher. We had a Thanksgiving feast in the classroom and this was one of the things we made. I’ve baked it nearly every year since. It’s more of a dessert than a savory bread. Very yummy, especially with a cup of orange flavored tea.

Cranberry Orange Bread

Makes 1 regular size loaf or 3 mini loaves

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup butter, cut into small pieces and chilled until needed
1 egg, slightly beaten
¾ cup orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
¾ cup fresh cranberries, chopped (I pulse them in the food processor until evenly chopped. Don’t over chop. You want nice size pieces, not puree

Grease bread pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl.

Cut in butter using a pastry blender or two knives until mixture is the consistency of coarse crumbs.

Mix in the egg, orange peel and juice. Fold in the chopped cranberries. Don’t over mix.

Spoon mixture into prepared bread pan.

Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Bake approximately 18 minutes for mini loaves.)

Cool 5 minutes or so in the pans on a wire rack. Then remove from pans and let cool completely. This is a very crumbly bread and doesn’t cut well when it is warm. Use a serrated knife for best results.

Bread freezes well.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2009 6:09 pm

    ohhh my!! Love this combo!

    • November 21, 2009 7:34 pm

      Thanks, Ladies! It was a real win, because my picky eater has branched out to cranberries and like it. I get her with the baked goods. She cannot resist!

  2. pelicanito permalink
    November 21, 2009 6:12 pm

    Yum… I am SO going to try this! Thanks! 😀

  3. November 22, 2009 3:44 pm

    Sounds delicious.

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