A wholesome and delicious holiday treat — and easy to make, too!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped into halves
- ¼ cup shortening
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9" × 5" loaf pan.
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Using a pastry blender or 2 knives held together, cut in shortening until coarse crumbs form.
In a separate bowl, combine orange juice, orange peel, and eggs.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add egg mixture all at once, tossing with a fork until just moistened.
Stir in the nuts and cranberries. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, approximately 1 hour.
Remove bread from pan; cool completely.