Cranberry Orange Loaf
This cranberry orange nut loaf makes a welcome gift during the holidays.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Grated rind of one orange
1 1/2 cups sliced cranberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup orange juice
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch pan; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir in orange rind, cranberries, and nuts. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and egg with electric mixer until smooth. Blend in orange juice. Stir in flour mixture, stirring until just combined.
- Spoon into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on wire rack. Wrap tightly to store.
Makes 1 loaf.