Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cranberry-Orange Bread

Baking always makes me feel better and gets my mind off of serious things. So, baking was my therapy last night and I chose to make some Cranberry-Orange bread.

The recipe I found on was rated 5 out of 5 stars, so I decided to give it a shot.

Cranberry-Orange Bread from 

1 tablespoon orange zest
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups fresh cranberries or 2 cups frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

1  Preheat oven to 375°F.
2  Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and have it ready.
3  In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
4  In another small bowl, beat eggs lightly with a whisk or fork, then stir in melted butter, orange peel, and orange juice.
5  Add the wet mixture to the flour mix, and stir with a spoon until the batter is just mixed, then fold in the cranberries and walnuts (batter will be stiff).
6  Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake in the preheated oven for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out fairly clean (a crumb or two can stick to it but you don't want wet batter).
7  Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and finish cooling on the wire rack.

I really liked this recipe and understand why it gets 5 stars. It's easy to make and tastes delicious. 

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