Enjoy this bread for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Use fresh cranberries when in season for a burst of flavor.
- 2 cups flour*
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted (or margarine) (1/4 cup)
- 1 egg (or 2 egg whites) (medium)
- 1 cup chopped cranberries
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 powdered sugar (1/3 cup, optional, for glaze)
- 1 water (1 teaspoon, optional, for glaze)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
2. Grate orange peeling, then squeeze juice from orange. Add additional orange juice to make 3/4 cup.
3. In a separate bowl, blend orange juice, butter, egg, and grated orange peel; add to flour mixture, stirring until just blended. Mix in cranberries and walnuts.
5. Pour batter into a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan, greased on bottom only.
6. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove and cool completely on wire rack.
7. Optional: to make glaze, mix powdered sugar and water; add water as needed to make thin glaze. Drizzle over cooled loaf.