November 1, 2009

CRANBERRY ORANGE NUT BREAD

CRANBERRY ORANGE NUT BREAD

1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1 tsp. orange extract or 1 pkt. True Orange
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cups cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cream together sugar and butter. Beat well until light and fluffy. Stir in milk, egg and vanilla and orange. Mix well.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Combine with sugar mixture gradually while mixing on lowest speed.

Stir in chopped cranberries. Transfer batter to a greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until bread tests done.

Brush top with butter while still warm and sprinkle lightly with coarse sugar. Allow to cool on wire rack before slicing.

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