Cranberry Nut Bread

Author:Inspired by Gourmet, 1991.10
Yield:1 loaf


2 cups flour
1 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cups orange juice
1 tbsp. grated orange peel
2 tbsp. shortening
egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cups chopped nuts


  1. In a food processor or in a bowl with a pastry blender, blend together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and the butter.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the zest, the juice, and the egg and add the mixture to the flour mixture, and stir the batter until it is just combined.
  3. Stir in the cranberries and the walnuts and transfer the batter to a well-buttered 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake the bread in the middle of a 350-F degree oven for 55 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  5. Let the bread cool 15 minutes and turn it out on a rack.