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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Homemade Cranberry Nut Bread Recipe

During the holiday season I always enjoy making this homemade cranberry nut bread and I got this recipe about 15 years ago from my great aunt. This recipe makes a really delicious bread that is moist and not dry & crumbly which is one of the reasons we like it.

Homemade Cranberry Nut Bread Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 large egg
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
2 cups fresh cranberries, chopped

In a large mixing bowl sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another large mixing bowl cream together the granulated sugar and vegetable shortening. Add in the large egg and beat well until blended. Stir the orange juice into the egg mixture in small amounts, stirring after each addition and then beating well. Fold in the chopped nuts and the freshly chopped cranberries.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a loaf pan or spray it with non-stick cooking spray, make sure you spray the sides of the pan. Pour bread batter into the loaf pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until done. Remove and let cool.