Cranberry Orange Bread

This is Betty Crocker, tried and true. My addition was the sugar top, which makes a lovely glaze as the bread bakes. I have quadrupled this for Christmas luncheons, baked half the night before and refrigerated the other half and baked it in the morning. Mostly because I only have two loaf pans, but it is a great time and energy saver if you are baking for a crowd, and still turns out beautifully and yummily. YUMMILY.

2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 T. orange zest (grated orange peel)
3/4 c. orange juice
1 egg
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
1/4 c. pecans, chopped
granulated sugar

Heat oven to 350. Grease bottom only of loaf pan. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in orange zest, juice, and egg until just moistened. Fold in cranberries and nuts.
Spread mixture gently in pan. Sprinkle liberally with sugar.
Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55-65 minutes. Cool and loosen from sides of pan. Remove and cool completely before slicing.


Shelli said...

Ooooh, I want some. Yes, yummily.

jill said...

My mouth is actually watering..

Krista said...

Shelli- Yes, you do.

Jill- As it should be.