Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cranberry Bread Jubilee


As many of you will remember from Monday's post, I took in mini-loaves of Cranberry Nut Bread to my department meeting.

Many of my colleagues went into a state of rapture as they bit into their loaves.

One even started thumping her hand on the table like a happy rabbit.

Oh yes, Cranberry Nut Bread has magical properties.

Now, in a fit of generosity, I present two, TWO recipes that will make those around you happy rabbits as well.

Use your baking power wisely, my friends.





CLASSIC CRANBERRY NUT BREAD


INGREDIENTS:

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons shortening
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped nuts

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in orange juice, orange peel, shortening and egg. Mix until well blended. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Spread evenly in loaf pan.

Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Wrap and store overnight. Makes 1 loaf (16 slices).

Betty's Bonus Note: I make this in my mini-loaf pans and it takes about 25 minutes to bake.



True Confession: I didn't want to fall in love with another Cranberry Bread recipe, but I did when I tried this one:


CRANBERRY PUMPKIN BREAD

INGREDIENTS:

1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped

(I throw some nuts in there too!)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Grease and flour an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pan.

Combine dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Combine remaining ingredients, except cranberries, in a separate mixing bowl. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moist. Stir in cranberries.

Spread evenly in a loaf pan. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Betty's Bonus Note: Same as above. What? You want a different Bonus Note? One is not enough?



I used to date the lead singer of The Cranberries, but she cheated on me. Turns out she had some turkey on the side.
--Jarod Kintz


28 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Betty those sound wonderful.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Thank you! Can't wait to give them a try. Now to find my mini loaf pans...hmmm. Happy Wednesday! ☺

Lin said...

I'm thinking it would be just a whole lot easier if you make us all a loaf and send it to us.

(Good try, eh?)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wonder if my wife is feeling creative in the kitchen?
And is that co-worker's new name Thumper?

Shelly said...

Love these recipes- thanks for sharing!

Old Kitty said...

Yum Yum Yum!!! I want to bake! Now to see if I can convert these into UK measurements!! Yay! Take care
x

Eva Gallant said...

Both sound yummy!

CiCi said...

I will have to experiment with almond flour or coconut flour and see if I can make this.

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB,
My tummy and I thank you for sharing...the recipe!!
Hugs C

Slamdunk said...

Good to see you spreading cheer the old fashioned way Betty--through a full belly.

I am always game for that.

Flartus said...

Cranberry pumpkin sounds yummy...I love your ending quote, too.

Kristina said...

These look delicious!! :)

Green Monkey said...

thanks for the recipe Betty it looks delicious. If only I knew how to turn on the stove! xoMonkeyME

CherylK said...

Love the quote! Okay, this is spooky...I was just thinking about making some sort of quick bread for a new family across the street and voila! I'm going to make both of these recipes! xxoo

Don said...

My eyes are stuffed!

Congrats on the POTW.

Leanne said...

Yumm, Betty. The only thing better than the recipe would be if you magically appeared in my kitchen, and were doing the baking. But alas, I may have to bake them myself.

jenny_o said...

Ha ha - love your second bonus note!

Thanks for these recipes - I was trying to think of something to take to a Christmas potluck, and one of these will be just the thing!

Pat Tillett said...

YUM!!!
Those look and sound so good! The towel is pretty nice also!
I want at least a loaf of each.

Shan said...

I have cranberries, I have pumpkin AND I have mini loaf pans. Now, thanks to my good friend, Bossy Betty, I have some recipes to try out!

Mamma has spoken said...

Hum, they look wonderful. Glad you got your baking on. It's a sign that you are recovering.

Gigi said...

I just stole the first recipe (thank you!) - I'm not crazy about pumpkin so I'll leave that one for the other's to fight over.

Ann said...

oh boy, a new recipe to try. thanks Betty. I'm planning on getting some baking done this weekend. I'll add this to the list

annie said...

Glad they were a hit!
Thanks for sharing these. I am going to try them soon.

Out on the prairie said...

Nice goodies to share, I need to get a few of the small pans

Daisy said...

They both sound really good, Betty. Thank you for sharing the recipes. :)

Ms. A said...

I haven't used my mini loaf pans in so long, I don't even know where my pans are!

SueAnn said...

Thank you so much for the recipes!! I am bookmarking this page for sure!'
Yum!
Hugs
SueAnn

Baby Sister said...

I don't love cranberries, but that pumpkin cranberry recipe look delightful!! I'll have to make that one day. :)