Holiday Cranberry Bread


Holiday Cranberry Bread

Yield:  1 loaf of bread




2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar

1-½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped in halves

1 egg

1 cup walnuts, chopped

Juice and zest of one orange

2 teaspoons butter

Boiling water




Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Grease 8 ½ x 4 ½ x2 ½ loaf pan and line bottom with parchment paper


In an electric mixer, add sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix.  Add egg and beat thoroughly.  In a ¾ measuring cup, add the juice of orange, orange zest, 2 teaspoons butter and add hot water to fill the ¾ cup.  Add liquid to the flour and egg mixture and blend well.  To the batter, combine the chopped cranberries and nuts and stir well.


Spread batter evenly into prepared loaf pan and let rest for 20 minutes.  Bake in oven for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Remove from oven and cool for approximately 15 minutes.  Remove bread from pan and transfer to a wire rack and allow bread to finish cooling completely.