Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cranberry Quick Bread

This is my work for day #2 of the 7 day blogging marathon. Geez, I sound like I am writing a journal, but then again blog is a journal. Public of course.
Source of this recipe had fresh cranberries. I neither had the fresh nor frozen berries. I used dried sweetened cranberries. You could even use raisins in its place.
One year back - Almond Joy Cookies
Adapted barely from - Martha Stewart site.
Butter - 4 TBSP or 1/2 a stick
All Purpose flour - 2 cups spooned and leveled
Granulated sugar - 1 cup
Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Egg - 1 large
Milk - 3/4 cup (I used 2 %)
Sweetened dried cranberries - 1 cup

Preheat the oven to 350 F. I did mine at 325 F since I was using a dark pan. Grease and flour a 9 X 5 loaf pan. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Set aside. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter. Let it cool. Add milk, egg to it and beat it till egg is incorporated with the rest of the liquid. Add the dry mix and stir gently. Add dried cranberries and stir to combine. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 55 - 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. It took about 55 minutes for mine. Source says to bake for 1 hour 15 minutes but I checked at 45 minutes and covered with a foil to prevent over browning. It was done in total 55 minutes. Could be because I used dried cranberries and the juices from fresh cranberries would make the bread take longer to bake. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then turn out on to the wire rack. Serve as is or topped with butter or honey.

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  1. Those slices looks super moist,delicious and inviting..

  2. love the beautiful texture of the bread..

  3. Hi...
    Lovely recipe and gr8 click...
    Cranberry break seems interesting...
    It looks so yummy
    Best Wishes

  4. Looks excellent Champa!..beautiful pictures..

  5. Cranberries are good for health. The bread looks great.

  6. Bread looks delicious. I prefer dried sweetened cranberries over fresh ones, since the fresh ones are too tart and sour for my taste buds. Very nice and inviting pics.

  7. Wow!!!!love the texture. I have some dried cranberries, may be i can try this out:-)

  8. delicious tea time snack...thanks for sharing

  9. Nice recipe dear...bread looks soft n yummyyyyyy...

  10. that looks perfectly baked with the holes looks great...

  11. it looks so perfect and it with cranberries!

  12. Bread looks delicious, great texture.

  13. First off the pictures are very good. The bread itself looks delicious.

  14. The cake looks scrumptious, a perfect tea/coffee time snack. I always have dried cranberries in the pantry, like them a lot more than the fresh ones.

  15. Sure a perfect slice...Very it..

  16. sure Homemade one's tastes heaven ...

  17. Champa, loved that second pic. Are you doing kid friendly dishes?
    Why was I anticipating a baked goodie while hopping over here? :)))

  18. The Bread looks nice and moist. I love your pictures.

  19. Very fresh & super spongy & love the uniform slices...

  20. delicious healthy bread looks wonderful

  21. Looks dashing...will try it out one day!!

  22. Perfect bread!Wish I could bake some now...


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