Monday, January 4, 2010

grandma egan's orange cranberry bread

i never knew my grandma egan, but what i do know i love. including her cooking skills. remember her pork pie? if you thought that was good, you gotta try this. orange cranberry bread. yummmmmm.
what you need: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, shortening,
water, egg, orange, and cranberries.

sift together: 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1.5 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda
zest/grate your orange
squeeze your orange to get all of the juice
(L): pour the orange juice into your orange shavings
(R): put 2 tbsp shortening into a bowl
pour 3/4 cup boiling water into shortening and stir until melted...
...combine that with orange juice and zest and mix.
then add all the wet ingredients, including the egg, to the dry...
...and mix
add 1/2 cup halved cranberries...
...and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
mix it all together
grease 2 loaf pans
and pour the mixture evenly into the pans
bake at 350* for 60 minutes
(i baked mine for 60 minutes, and i think they would
have been just fine at 50 minutes, so keep an eye on them)

grandma egan's orange cranberry bread
shift together:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

zest/grate and juice 1 orange

put 2 tbsp shortening in a bowl and add 3/4 cup boiling hot water, mix until shortening is melted then add orange zest/juice to melted shortening

add wet ingredients to dry, and egg, and mix all together

add 1 cup of halved cranberries, and 1 cup chopped walnuts, and mix all together

pour into well greased loaf pans

bake at 350* 50 - 60 minutes

the bread freezes very nice, if you want to make extra. this recipe makes 2 loafs.
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Wonderer said...

oh, that looks delicious!

Rachel P said...

Thanks, April. I can't wait to make it!

Anonymous said...

Me too!

Love and Miss you, MOM

Anonymous said...

Yum! I am sending Richard to the grocery store to get me what we need (it's to cold for ili and me to go out). Thanks for the recipe!!! :) ~b

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Im glad it turned out well. Its one of my fave holiday recipes! -Kari

fotobug said...

YUM!!! Now I am in the baking mood! :o)

Thanks for sharing!