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.
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.