2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon grated orange zest
3/4 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons shortning
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan or individual mini loaf pans.
Sift or mix together dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
Using a microplane, add the orange zest.
Add the cup of orange juice and cut in the shortening using a pastry blender.
Beat one egg well and add to the mixture.
Mix everything together well.
Coarsely chop the cranberries and nuts. We just love using our mini food processor for this.
Stir in the cranberries and nuts.
Pour into greased loaf pans and bake 35- 40 minutes for mini loaves and 55 minutes for a regular size loaf pan. Test with a toothpick in the center, if it comes out clean it is done.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
from Megan and Terri