Cranberry orange bread is made with dried sweetened cranberries, orange juice, egg, and walnuts.
This quick bread is a great combination of sweet and tart. Serve for breakfast, brunch, or tea.
Big dark red pieces of cranberry make this a visually interesting bread that looks good on the table as well as tasting wonderful.
Orange juice in the makes this cranberry bread recipe really moist and also adds just a bit of tanginess to complement the sweet bread.
The chopped walnuts are optional, but do add to the flavoring of the bread. Chop them fine if you want to try to disguise the walnuts and still retain the flavor.
Serve cranberry orange bread with coffee, tea or champagne and orange juice (a mimosa) for a great way to have a relaxing breakfast or brunch this weekend.
Bake Time: 60 minutesIngredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/3 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
1 egg, beaten
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dried, sweetened cranberries
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Grease and flour a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf baking pan.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and sift together so everything is evenly distributed.
Step 4: In a separate bowl, combine grated orange rind, orange juice, water, egg, and oil. Mix well.
Step 5: Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir just to combine.
Step 6: Stir in nuts and cranberries.
Step 7: Place in greased baking pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Set timer initially for 50 minutes and add baking time as necessary.
**To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf 5 minutes before baking time is over. When the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done.You can also visually check if the bread is done by looking for a nice medium brown color and also checking that the bread has pulled away from the edges of the baking pan.