12 December 2013

Cranberry Walnut Bread & Christmas Vignettes



I got the recipe for the cranberry walnut bread right off of the cranberry package so I can't take credit for it. But I did make another batch of bread recently and mixed things up by adding macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips, delicious!!

Here is the simple recipe:

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar 
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tbsp. vegetable (I use canola oil)
1 tbsp grated orange peel
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts or macadamia nuts)
{you can also add some white chocolate chips to make it a bit more decadent}

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. 
{I actually recommend lining the pan with parchment paper and then lightly grease the parchment paper. I found that the bottom and edges didn't burn the way it did in the pan by itself. Plus it was moister and easier to remove from the pan.}
Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl.
Stir in orange juice, oil, orange peel and egg. Mix until well blended.
Stir in cranberries and nuts.
Spread evenly in loaf pan.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
{But it tastes the best warm right out of the oven with a little butter on top!}
Makes 1 loaf.

It is simply delicious and makes the perfect gift!


Scenes from my home.



Have a lovely weekend all!!

Sincerely,
Melinda

15 comments:

  1. Oh Melinda...it's such gorgeous simple Christmas decor! Girl, I sure do adore your style! Every detail is just stunning :)
    Merry Christmas to you!

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  2. I think I'll just come over and eat your bread so I don't have to bake. ;) Happy holidays.

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  3. This bread sounds so yummy and looks beautiful as well! I'll have to try it since I love anything with cranberries:-)

    Loving all your vignettes.

    Happy Holidays!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  4. Mmmmmmm....this is one of my favorite kinds of bread, Melinda. And what a good idea to add white chocolate chips - decadent indeed, but worth it! I adore your vignettes and can just imagine how warm and cozy your whole house is this time of year. Hope you're doing well, my friend. Merry Christmas season!

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  5. I found you! again...and all is beautiful as usual Melinda. I hope your weekend is a lovely one too:)

    Rita

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  6. A cup of coffee with your bread and I'm all happy!! What incredible vignettes Melinda! Enjoy this wonderful season! xo Rhonda

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  7. Oh wow...what beautiful vignettes! Lovely bread as well! xo Jen

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  8. Melinda, my heart skipped a beat when I saw you have put my teeny, tiny blog on your sidebar. I am so very very humbled and as corny as it sounds...I have tears in my eyes...my heart flutters and cherishes our friendship! With much love, gratitude and admiration, xoxo Jen

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  9. I have got to try this Melinda! It sounds so good. It has been way too long since I have been here. It was great seeing what you are up to.
    Have a Merry Christmas with your family.

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  10. It just says Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, it sounds yummy!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  11. Recently found your lovely blog... love the pom-poms on your Christmas tree!

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  12. That would be so delish with my coffee right now! Thanks for the Christmas eye candy too!!

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  13. You just can't go wrong with a few mac nuts and white chocolate. I may just have to give this one a try! Have a Merry Christmas.
    Becky

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  14. Beautiful Melinda,
    just sooooo very country Christmas here. I so feel like I am personally invited to share that cranberry bread.
    I will have to make some for us here, and have to tell you once again your photos are magazine girl!

    Come for a quick visit and see my kitchen tree filled with wire pieces, crowns, birdcages and simple pieces that joy the holiday with love.

    A Joyeux Noel.

    xoxo
    Dore

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