There is something so nostalgic about having the wonderful aromas of bread baking in the oven. Those delicious scents transforms a house into a warm, cozy home. I come from a line of bakers in my family, and those wonderful smells remind me of special moments with some of my most favorite people. I read once that moments are fleeting but memories last a lifetime. Grateful for those moments!
The day Lindsay and I walked into Wren Anderson’s kitchen, we could smell something delicious. It is funny, how the senses take over and mesmerize you. We had to find out what that amazing smell was! Sitting out on the counter, was a loaf of cranberry nut bread that Wren had baked. She said one of their family traditions is baking this cranberry nut bread with her three children each holiday season. Love those special times!
The tartness of the cranberries combined with the sweetness of the orange, give this bread a divine taste. Those deep red cranberries pop giving it a festive look. A great gift for a loved one during the holidays and any time of the year.
Cranberry Nut Bread
2 tablespoons of butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 cup cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch baking loaf pan. Zest and squeeze the juice of one whole orange. Put the orange zest to the side. Add enough boiling water to the fresh orange juice to make 3/4 cup liquid. In a bowl, combine the melted butter, orange juice and orange zest all together. In another bowl, beat the egg and sugar together. Add the orange mixture into the egg mixture. Stir in cranberries and walnuts.
Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Blend into the cranberry mixture. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour.
Enjoy! xo, Carrie