Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cranberry-Orange Bread

This delicious recipe came from the mother of my mother's dear friend growing up, Mrs. Beissner. It is a delicious recipe and really pretty easy to put together. The kids helped me with it today!

Cranberry-Orange Bread

2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp. grated orange rind
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1-2 cups fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Combine orange juice and grated rind with well-beaten egg. Pour all at once into dry ingredients, mixing just enough to dampen. Carefully fold in chopped nuts and cranberries. Spoon into greased loaf pan. Spread corners and sides slightly higher than the center. Bake at 350 for about an hour or until crust is golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from pan. Cool.

** I am not a nut person, so I leave them out. It is still delicious!