Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Craneberry Orange Loaf

The other day I bought some fresh cranberry to use in a drink, but didn't get to use it all. I didn't know what to do with the remaining berries. I have always bought craneberry sauce or jam, but didn't know how to use the fresh ones. So googled recipes for using the fresh craneberry and found this one.

I made this bread on Christmas morning. The colors were just perfect to have this bread for breakfast for Christmas. Doesn't that look festive..

The original recipe calls for pecans, but I didn't use that, but the loaf still tasted good.

Here's the original recipe from here.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup orange juice

- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in orange zest, cranberries, and pecans. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together margarine, sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in orange juice. Beat in flour mixture until just moistened. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the bread springs back when lightly touched. Let stand 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

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  1. Dear Priyam:
    Your Christmas Bread looks lovely and I am sure tastes delicious!

    1. It sure was delicious Bernideen...:) Thank you for stopping by and a very Happy New Year to you!

  2. This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! Happy New Year!

  3. Looks very tasty - thank you for sharing with Pin Worthy Wednesday

  4. Pinned because I did not get enough of cranberries.

    1. hahaha.. Thank you Madonna!
      Time for some cranberries..:)

  5. Priyam, this looks and sounds so good! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. Hope to see you again at the party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Wow! Thank you so much for the feature Kathryn!