Cranberry Orange Bread

January 6, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Posted in bread | Leave a comment
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Cranberry Orange Bread

recipe from joyofbaking

Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup (50 grams) pecans or walnuts (optional, didn’t use) 

– 1 cup (120 grams) fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped

– 2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour

– 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar 1/2 c + 50ml sugar

– 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 

– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1 tablespoon orange zest (outer skin of orange) 

4 tablespoons (57 grams) COLD unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 large egg, well beaten

3/4 cup (180 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven. Grease (or spray with a nonstick vegetable spray) a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf pan. 

Toastthe pecans or walnuts for about 8 – 10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop coarsely.

In a small bowl, combine the beaten egg with the orange juice and vanilla extract.

In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest.Cut the butter into small pieces and blend it into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir in the chopped cranberries and nuts. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 50 -60 minutesor until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Then remove the bread from the pan and let cool completely before slicing. This bread can be frozen.

I used the zest of the whole orange :9 

1 orange only gave me 1/2 c so I added another 1/4 c of liquid (water) otherwise the batter was too dry. (a little more moist than drop dough consistent)  

Used fresh cranberries! yumyum ❤

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