Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cranberry Orange Bread

A holiday favorite!

2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 c. orange juice
1 t. grated orange peel
2 T. butter
1 well-beaten egg
1 1/2 c. coarsely chopped cranberries (fresh or frozen) (1/2 a bag usually)
1/2 c. chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Stir in orange juice, orange peel, butter, and egg. Mix until well-blended. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Turn into a greased loaf pan (9x5 or mini loaf pans). Bake for 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a rack 15 minutes; remove from pan.

Makes 1 loaf.

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