Hey guys! I’m Bex from Butcher’s Niche. I’m so excited to be guest posting for my friend Jenna as she’s off getting hitched and enjoying sometime as a newlywed. No one deserves this kind of happiness more!
Over on my blog I talk mostly about style and design. But I do love to cook. I like to cook a lot, so coming over here to share a recipe with all of you is a real treat! So today I have the perfect fall recipe for you. It’s even great for holiday gift giving – better than fruit cake at least! It’s a recipe for Cranberry Orange Bread.
I love the holidays and I’m so glad they’re upon us. The oranges and cranberries in this bread give it such a festive look. It even adds to your décor! What’s more fun that food that acts as décor. Especially when that bread tastes good. I love that the recipe has such a great texture and warm tastes. Up above I said this bread is perfect for Holiday gifts and that couldn’t be more true. Because of the texture it holds well, and serving it up in a ‘to keep’ mini loaf pan is a great gift for teachers, friends, or neighbors. How cute! Real cute!
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup butter, cut into small chunks
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (optional)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup chopped cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 8 1/2x4 1/2-inch loaf pan.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Stir butter into flour mixture until combined. Add orange juice, orange zest, and egg; mix well. Fold in cranberries and walnuts. Spoon batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 60 to 75 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. - you can also make muffins. just preheat to 375 degrees instead, and spoon batter into greased muffin pan. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
It was great spending some time over with here with all of you today. I hope you enjoy this wonderful Cranberry and Orange bread recipe, and I hope you’ll come join me over at the niche to talk style and design!
What’s your favorite recipe to give out as gifts?
Meet the author, Bex from Butcher’s Niche! “My name is Rebekah, but please don’t call me that it sounds much too fancy. Bex will be just fine, thanks. I’m a Hoosier girl, Florida transplant, baker, diyer, auntie, faux interior decorator, homebody, popcorn eater, crazy about purple, fond of my kindle but miss the smell of real books, target and etsy shopper. I use … way too much. I always have sunglasses in my hair, and sometimes I make up parties just to see how pretty the invitations look – especially for holidays.”