What's cookin'? Cranberry-orange bread.

Dec 01 2010 Published by under Food

Another quick and easy recipe for those of us who don't have a whole lot of time in the kitchen anymore. If you put it in mini-loaf pans you can even use it as a holiday gift for your neighbors, kids' teachers, lab staff or local Tenured Deadwood F***s.


1 1/2 C white or brown sugar
1/2 C melted butter
1 3/4 C orange juice
2 eggs, beaten

Sift (although in fact I never sift):
5 C flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tblsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

Stir dry and liquid mixtures together until blended.

Fold in:
3-4 C chopped cranberries (this amounts to ~one of the usual packages, picked over. I just slice them in half, I don't really chop 'em)
2 Tbsp orange zest (grated rind in case this doesn't translate to non-USiAns)

Pour into 2 buttered loaf pans* and let stand for 20 minutes (hmm, think I forgot that part last time)

Bake in 350 deg F oven until browned and a knife in the center comes out clean, ~60 minutes

*or mini loaves for neighbors/teachers/TDFs, or probably would work as muffins but I haven't ever tried that, oddly enough.

Cooking conversion calculator for non-US readers. Which seems to suck. Maybe this Conversion Table for Cooking is better.

9 responses so far

  • Dude, "bread" doesn't have a cup and a half of sugar, a stick of butter, and two eggs. This shitte's motherfucken CAKE!

  • CoR says:

    Lolz, I gotta lotta deadwood f**s. I will make them cake. Yum.

  • jc says:

    Dude, it's a CAKE in a loafpan.

  • drugmonkey says:

    You may need to substitute prune juice for the OJ, PhysioProf.,.

  • Dr Becca says:

    Agreed, this is cake. However, it's clearly breakfast cake, and so I'm making my cocktail recommendation accordingly. I don't usually mix with cranberry juice because it's in general too tart for my taste. That said, what I think could be totally delicious here is the following:

    Into a champagne flute, add:

    3/4 oz St Germain (Elderberry liqueur, very tasty)
    1/2 oz cranberry juice

    Fill with champagne (or prosecco or whatever sparkly you've got laying around), and garnish with a dainty lemon twist that you run around the rim of the glass and then drop in.

    A little girly, maybe, but I think you can handle it.

  • Yoder says:

    Where I come from in Pennsylvania Dutch country, molasses-based pie barely counts as a dessert. By those standards, this is bread.

  • A dainty lemon twist? Dude???

  • drugmonkey says:

    how about a robust, manly lemon twist. would that make it better, Isis?

  • Dr Becca says:

    Remember, this is going in a champagne flute--it can't be too burly of a lemon twist. But why don't we all compromise and say "metrosexual?"

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