Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

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Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

Makes one large bread OR 2 medium breads OR 4 little breads

Ingredients:

2 cups flour (I use 1 cup Whole Wheat flour and 1 cup Unbleached White Whole Wheat flour)
1 cup raw sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Butter
HOT Water
½ cup orange juice
1 beaten egg
1 cup raw cranberries, cut in half
½ cup chopped pecans

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350*
-Sift flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda
-Put butter in 1 cup measure—fill to ½ cup mark with HOT water. Then fill to 1 cup mark with orange juice
-In a large mixing bowl, add liquid to beaten egg.
-Slowly add to flour mixture.
-Blend in cranberries and nuts.
-Bake 1 hour at 350* (or if making 4 smaller breads check with a tooth pick at 40 minutes, or if making 2 medium breads check with a tooth pick at 50 minutes)

This bread is a fond memory of the holidays. My mom makes it every year. I love to make them and give them away as holiday gifts. They are great toasted or just eaten cold.

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