Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cranberry Orange Bread

This is one of the recipes from the Depression-Era cookbook I have been cooking from.  I tweaked it just a bit by replacing the raisins for dried cranberries and it made a delicious loaf bread for the holidays

The recipe was titled simply:  Orange Loaf

Place in a bowl:
1/2 cup orange juice
grated rind of one orange
1/2 cup boiling water
3/4 cup of raisins ( I used dried cranberries)

1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, beaten
Mix well.

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup nuts, chopped  (I used pecans)
Mix all, pour into a loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  Ice with a thin powdered sugar icing if desired.
I just mix around 4 tbsp of powdered sugar with milk till I get the consistency I want.
Yield: 1 loaf

I am still surprised when I make one of these recipes.  Some seem very lean but, there are many tried and true recipes that are really a delight.  The boys loved this bread so, this is actually the second loaf I made this week.  The first one wasn't fit to photograph after the children starting snacking on it!     
I will link this to: 
Home at Rose Chintz Cottage
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
On the Menu Monday at Stonegable 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
A Pinteresting Party  at Tutus & Tea Parties
The Teaist Tea Talk Link Up 
Folk Magazine and Blog Link Party 
Sunday Funday Blog Hop at WTFab 
Your Great Idea Link Party  at Or so she says...


Zinnia said...

It's fun to try new recipes. Or, as in this case new old. The bread looks very tasteful out! I wish you a great week! Zinnia

Pura Vida said...

That icing made me swoon!

Leslie said...

This is beautiful and looks delicious! I love orange and cranberry flavors together around Christmas,and I'm sure it smells wonderful as it bakes. I like a simple recipe that's been around for a while, sometimes they're the best ones!

The Teaist said...

Looks great and love the food photography! I think replacing the raisins with cranberries was a good idea and makes for a more interesting cake with a bit of 'bite'. How about incorporating Earl Grey tea into the batter? The bergamot might work nicely with the orange rind.

Take care!

(P.S. I am having another tea-related link up today - feel free to join!)

Katarina said...

Great! Now, I'm hungry. :-) Delicious...

Anonymous said...

This looks so wonderfully yummy! I need to go find you on FB so I don't miss these things! :)
Thanks for posting!

Snap said...

I love cranberry orange bread. This looks great! I'll go grab a cup of tea and dream of cranberries and oranges! Happy Tea Day!

Cynthia said...

This brings back memories for me, my mom used to make tons of these for the fall. I love this bread. Thanks for the recipe.


Siret said...

Thank you for this delicious recipe! Your photos are wonderful!
Blessings, Siret

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yum! I will be making this too, Sherry. It really sounds delicious with the orange and cranberries in it. Thanks for sharing the recipe at my HOME. Have a wonderful weekend.


bj said...

I'm gonna make some loaves to share at Christmas time....
thanks for all these good recipes.
xo bj

Martha said...

I love cranberry bread -- makes a great nosh for Christmas tea or for Christmas gift giving.

Unknown said...

This recipe sounds amazing! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Sherry, Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I'll have to make some for gifts for Christmas!!!