Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I am just taking a minute out from baking Cranberry-Orange bread, to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!  I did not get all my cards made, but the ones that are still here will either arrive late at their destinations, or I am way ahead for next year!  Merry Christmas to you and yours. God bless us every one!  Here is the recipe which came from a book I bought for my oldest son many years ago.  The book was called Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende Devlin.
2 C sifted all purpose flour
1 C sugar
1-1/2 teas baking powder
1 teas salt
1/2 teas baking soda
1/4 C butter or margerine1 egg, beaten
1 teas grated orange peel
3/4 C orange juice
1-1/2 C light raisins *
1/2 C fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
(May substitute all cranberries for the raisins)
Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda into large bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add egg, orange peel and orange juice all at once. Stir until evenly moist. Fold in raisins and cranberries, or all cranberries.  Spoon into greased 9 x 5 x 3 pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes (until tester comes out clean). Remove from pan and continue to cool on rack. Enjoy! Fabulous with orange butter.

1 comment:

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Thankyou nancy for sharing this recipe. Yum! and thankyou so much for sharing the video about Ricochet. What a wonderful dog. I watched it all the way to the end with tears streaming down my face. I just love dogs. They are so wonderful..You asked me in one of the blog comments about the prismacolor pencil holder I have in my craft room? my boyfriend pat made it. They sell the plastic eggcrate material at Home Depot. I believe it's in the lighting section? and then you just cut it into approx. 14 1/2" X 5 3/4" pieces and then just glue them together. One on top of the other. Then, when your all done( I would say probably 6 stacked?) then you wrap some CS around the outsides of it for decoration. HTH!