Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Fall is the best time for making cranberry nut bread, at least it is for me. I love when I walk into the grocery store and see the cranberries in the produce section. I always snatch one up and bake some bread right when I get home.
My recipe is from my sister and I do not know where she obtained it. I altered it to my tastes and habits (like doubling it so I use up the entire cranberry package)
Cranberry Nut Bread
preheat oven to 350 degrees. Makes two loaves.
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt mix these ingredients in a large bowl.
To the dry ingredients cut with pastry cutter 6 tbsp of softened butter (or margarine).
In separate bowl, mix: 1 1/8 cup orange juice
Add orange juice/eggs into flour-butter mixture.
fold in one entire bag of cranberries (2+ cups?) chopped through food processor and 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I use almonds or walnuts).
divide batter evenly between two loaf pans and bake for 50 minutes to an hour. bread is done when a knife inserted into center comes out clean.