Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cranberry Walnut Bread for Christmas

This is an easy to make recipe appropriate for Christmas. For some who don't like the bitter strong taste of fruitcakes, and the hard stiff texture of glazed fruits, Cranberry Walnut bread is just one good substitute as gift items to your friends and office mates for this upcoming Holiday Seasons.

Yield: 2 loaves

  •     115 g butter
  •     375 g white sugar
  •     3 eggs, beaten
  •     500 g all-purpose flour
  •     1 tsp (6g) salt
  •     2.5 tsp (12g) baking powder
  •     5 g (1 tsp) baking soda
  •     350 ml orange juice
  •     12 g orange zest
  •     220 g chopped cranberries
  •     100 g chopped walnuts
  1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two loaf pans with 8x4 dimension.
  2.     In a clean dry bowl, mix together butter, sugar and eggs.
  3.     In a separate bowl, mix together the sifted flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. 
  4.     Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture alternately with orange juice.
  5.     Mix in the orange rind, cranberries and walnuts. 
  6.     Continue stirring slowly until just combined and pour into prepared pans.
  7.     Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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