Cranberry Orange Bread
Cranberry orange bread is a quick bread that has the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 1 ½cup all-purpose flour (unbleached)
- 2 ½teaspoons baking powder
- ½cup sugar
- ¼teaspoon salt
- 6tablespoons butter (unsalted, melted)
- 1large egg
- ¾cup whole milk
- ½cup sour cream
- ¼teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼cup orange juice
- 4tablespoons orange zest (2 oranges worth)
- 1cup cranberries (fresh, heaping)
- For the Glaze:
- 1cup powdered sugar
- 1tablespoon orange juice
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 475 F.
Step 3Sift together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Step 4Cool your melted butter to room temperature (oil may also be substituted). Beat together the egg, milk, sour cream, vanilla, orange juice, orange zest, and melted butter together in a mixing cup.
Step 5Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the well, mixing as you pour.
Step 6Completely combine the ingredients until you have a batter, be careful not to overmix. Mix in the cranberries. As it sits, it will thicken slightly.
Step 7Grease a loaf pan with nonstick spray or butter. Pour the batter into the loaf pan, spreading it evenly.
Step 8Bake the loaf for 25 to 30 minutes depending on your oven. Test the doneness with a toothpick; if it comes out clean, it's done.
Step 9While the loaf is cooling, whisk together the powdered sugar and orange juice.
Step 10Once the loaf has cooled, drizzle the glaze over the top, slice and serve. Enjoy!