Recipe time! This recipe is called “Holiday Cranberry Bread.”  I usually make it around Christmas, but I didn’t have enough time in December, so I made it recently. I think I was too busy rolling balls to make this bread.

Ok, get your mind out of the gutter about the balls. Really.

This bread is not too difficult, the worst part is cutting up alllll those little cranberries.  Also, this recipe includes some weird ingredients.  Use them all.  I know it looks weird, but it works.

Holiday Cranberry Bread

2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspon salt
1 well beaten egg
1/3 cup orange juice (yes, orange juice)
3 teaspoons vinegar (yes, vinegar)
water
1/4 cup melted shortening
1 cup fresh cranberries, halved
1 cup chopped walnuts

I rinse the cranberries, then cut them in half. This takes a few minutes, but it’s really better if they are halved.

I also use the Pampered Chef food chopper to chop the walnuts. You don’t want to turn them into dust, but make them small-ish:

Place flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix the well-beaten egg and orange juice together.

Take the three teaspoons of vinegar and mix it with enough water to make 2/3 of a cup of liquid. (I know this is weird, just put 3 teaspons of vinegar into a mixing cup, then sloooowly add water until it reaches the 2/3 cup mark).

Add the water and vinegar mixture to the egg and orange juice mixture. Add the melted shortening to the wet mixture as well. Mix wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir only until dampened. Add halved cranberries, chopped walnuts, and mix lightly.

Bake for about 1 hour at 350 degrees, in greased 9 x 5 loaf pan.

Ok, so it’s not all purty, we had already dug into it…so there! 😉

Holiday Cranberry Bread
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspon salt
1 well beaten egg
1/3 cup orange juice (yes, orange juice)
3 teaspoons vinegar (yes, vinegar)
water
1/4 cup melted shortening
1 cup fresh cranberries, halved
1 cup chopped walnuts

Rinse the cranberries, then cut them in half.  Chop the walnuts. Place flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix the well-beaten egg and orange juice together.

Take the three teaspoons of vinegar and mix it with enough water to make 2/3 of a cup of liquid. Add the water and vinegar mixture to the egg and orange juice mixture. Add the melted shortening to the wet mixture as well. Mix wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir only until dampened. Add halved cranberries, chopped walnuts, and mix lightly.

Bake for about 1 hour at 350 degrees, in greased 9 x 5 loaf pan.

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