Monday, November 7, 2011

Cranberry Orange Bread

This a wonderful moist bread. The orange goes very well with the cranberries and walnuts.

You will need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 egg
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice (about 2 oranges)
2 Tbs. melted butter
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. orange extract
2 Tbs. hot water
1 1/2 cups cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts
Raw sugar for sprinkling the top of the batter before going into the oven

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large bowl whisk sugar, egg, orange zest, orange juice, melted butter, vegetable oil, orange extract and hot water. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir until combined. Be careful to not over mix. Carefully fold in the cranberries and walnuts. Pour into a 9 inch x 5 inch greased loaf pan. Sprinkle the raw sugar over the top of the batter. Bake for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.