Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cranberry Orange Loaf

I've been asked to share the recipe for the cranberry/orange loaf that I alluded to in a post from last week (enjoy, Jennifer).  I'd be glad to do so, as it's really delicious!

The recipe comes from a book called A Cranberry Thanksgiving, by Harry and Wende Devlin.  This is a book which Matthew and I read a few years ago around Thanksgiving time, and we loved it...it's a delightful read.  The book centres around a 'famous' cranberry bread recipe, and the inside back cover includes the recipe for the loaf.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do every year around this time.  I always make a triple recipe so that we can enjoy one loaf now, and another two loaves a few weeks from now.

2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp grated orange peel (I use double this, but that's just my preference)
3/4 cup orange juice
1-1/2 cups light raisins (I don't like raisins, so I never include these)
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped (I use fresh because they're available at this time of year, and I chop them carefully in my Vitamix blender, on the lowest speed...you don't want them juiced)

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda into a large bowl (I use my mixer for this - not by hand and not with a hand mixer).  Cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly.  Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice all at the same time; stir just until mixture is evenly moist.  Fold in raisins and cranberries.

Spoon into a greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.  Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.

1 comment:

  1. YAY!!!--Thanks Ruth! I have a bag of fresh Cranberries that is waiting for me to use-this is perfect! Hopefully I'll get around to making it tomorrow! (BTW--we truly are meant to be friends-I don't like raisins either!-LOL!!)